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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)

Sense 1canny [BACK TO TOP]


Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others


cagey; cagy; canny; clever

Context examples:

a cagey lawyer / too clever to be sound


smart (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)

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