cunning collocations and examples

 UK /ˈkʌnɪŋ/

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using intelligence to trick or cheat people


Adverbs frequently used with cunning
very: extremely, so, veryNo one realized what he was planning, partly because he was so cunning.rather: quite, ratherThey came up with a rather cunning idea to overpower the naive village dwellers.
Nouns frequently used with cunning
plan: plan, ploy, ruse, scheme, strategy, stunt, tactic, trickI’ve been implementing a cunning plan I had at the beginning of the week.disguise: disguiseThey had to adopt cunning disguises so that they could pass into enemy territory unnoticed.people: folk, rascal, thiefCunning thieves are thought to be using wireless technology to help them find laptops hidden in the boots of cars.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with cunning
clever, crafty, devilish, devious, ruthless, slyIf you want to win you just need to be devious and cunning.
 
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