Examples of canny in a Sentence
a canny card player, good at psyching out his opponents
warm and canny under the woolen bedcovers, we didn't mind the chilly Scottish nights
Recent Examples of canny from the Web
Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer-winning play is almost too deft and graceful to be true, a canny blend of comedy and genuine emotion shot through with references to race, religion, aging and death.
But Navalny, with adamantine determination and a canny use of social media, has spread his anti-corruption campaign deep into the provinces.
The Sixers have smartly surrounded him with canny passers and three-point threats (the team made 15 threes at a nearly 43% clip) and should be able to derive offense out of his freelancing all season.
From Diet Coke to Unilever to the Big Apple itself, Swift has always been extremely canny about her corporate partnerships, and her most recent album release is proving to be no exception.
His sermon captures the cadences, the pauses, the sudden flashes of insight that aren’t really sudden at all in a canny preacher.
In the past, Herman said, their success was a mix of work ethnic and canny use of technology.
Barbara Figgins and Deanna Reed-Foster both make canny, formidable Lillie Annes.
In other circumstances, picking up Gerard Deulofeu, Paulinho and Nelson Semedo would have been seen as canny summer business, strengthening in areas where Barcelona needed strengthening.
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Synonymsastute, shrewd, clear-eyed, clear-sighted, hard-boiled, hardheaded, heady, knowing, savvy, sharp, sharp-witted, smart
Related Wordsartful, cagey (also cagy), crafty, cunning, devious, dodgy [chiefly British], foxy, guileful, pawky [chiefly British], slick, sly, subtle, tricky, wily; discerning, insightful, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, sagacious, sage, sapient, wise; experienced, veteran; discriminating, discriminative; agile, alert, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, intelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, sharp-eyed, sharp-sighted; apt, ingenious, resourceful; calculating, scheming
Near Antonymsartless, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve); exploitable, gullible (also gullable); unperceptive, unwise; dense, dull, obtuse; airheaded, birdbrained, brain-dead, brainless, dim-witted, dopey (also dopy), dumb, empty-headed, feebleminded, gormless [chiefly British], half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, simple, slow, slow-witted, softheaded, stupid, thickheaded, thick-witted, unintelligent, weak-minded; foolish, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), moronic, silly, thoughtless, witless; ignorant, uninformed
First Known Use of canny
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Definition of canny for Students
- a canny decision
- canny shoppers
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