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CANNY (cannier, canniest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does canny mean? 

CANNY (adjective)
  The adjective CANNY has 1 sense:

1. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

  Familiarity information: CANNY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CANNY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

Synonyms:

cagey; cagy; canny; clever

Context examples:

a cagey lawyer / too clever to be sound

Similar:

smart (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)


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