Canniness
Canniness Can"ni*ness, n. Caution; crafty management. [N. of Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]

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  • canniness — [kan′ē nis] n. the quality of being canny * * * See cannily. * * * …   Universalium

  • canniness — [kan′ē nis] n. the quality of being canny …   English World dictionary

  • canniness — canny ► ADJECTIVE (cannier, canniest) 1) shrewd, especially in financial or business matters. 2) N. English & Scottish pleasant; nice. DERIVATIVES cannily adverb canniness noun. ORIGIN from …   English terms dictionary

  • canniness — noun see canny I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • canniness — noun The state or quality of being canny …   Wiktionary

  • canniness — Synonyms and related words: Italian hand, acuteness, animal cunning, art, artfulness, artifice, astuteness, austerity, austerity program, cageyness, calculation, callidity, care, careful consideration, carefulness, caution, cautiousness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • canniness — North Country (Newcastle) Words caution, good conduct, carefulness …   English dialects glossary

  • canniness — n. shrewdness; wittiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • canniness — can·ni·ness …   English syllables

  • canniness — ˈkanēnə̇s, nin noun ( es) Etymology: canny + ness : a canny propensity or trait: as a. : prudence, wariness b. : cleverness …   Useful english dictionary

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