1. in an attractive manner

how cunningly the olive-green dress with its underskirt of rose-brocade fitted her perfect figure

Syn: ↑cutely
Derived from adjective: ↑cute (for: ↑cutely), ↑cunning
2. in an artful manner

he craftily arranged to be there when the decision was announced


had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly?

Syn: ↑craftily, ↑foxily, ↑knavishly, ↑slyly, ↑trickily, ↑artfully
Derived from adjective:
artful (for: ↑artfully), ↑tricky (for: ↑trickily), ↑sly (for: ↑slyly), ↑knavish (for: ↑knavishly), ↑foxy (for: ↑foxily), ↑cunning, ↑crafty (for: ↑craftily)

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  • Cunningly — Cun ning*ly (k?n n?ng l?), adv. In a cunning manner; with cunning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cunningly — adv. Cunningly is used with these verbs: ↑conceal, ↑disguise …   Collocations dictionary

  • cunningly — cunning ► ADJECTIVE 1) skilled in achieving one s ends by deceit or evasion. 2) ingenious. 3) N. Amer. attractive; charming. ► NOUN 1) craftiness. 2) ingenuity. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • cunningly — adverb see cunning I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cunningly — See cunning. * * * …   Universalium

  • cunningly — adverb With cunning, cleverly …   Wiktionary

  • cunningly — adv. shrewdly, slyly; charmingly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cunningly — cun·ning·ly …   English syllables

  • cunningly — See: cunning …   English dictionary

  • cunning — cunningly, adv. cunningness, n. /kun ing/, n. 1. skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving; craftiness; guile. 2. adeptness in performance; dexterity: The weaver s hand lost its cunning. adj. 3. showing or made with ingenuity. 4.… …   Universalium

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