Definition of Cunningly

1. Adverb. In an attractive manner. "How cunningly the olive-green dress with its underskirt of rose-brocade fitted her perfect figure"

Exact synonyms: Cutely
Partainyms: Cunning, Cute

2. Adverb. In an artful manner. "Had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly?"

Definition of Cunningly

1. adv. In a cunning manner; with cunning.

Definition of Cunningly

1. Adverb. With cunning, cleverly. ¹

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Definition of Cunningly

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cunningly

cunning folk
cunningly (current term)
cunonia family

Literary usage of Cunningly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf, Ernest Myers (1915)
"Ocean around the uttermost rim of the cunningly-fashioned shield. Now when he had wrought the shield great and strong, then wrought he him a corslet ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"They cunningly the most unsatisfactory thing both in life assert in their poems all kinds of seraphic and in all art. Another peculiarity dis- allusions in ..."

3. The Fourth Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Concerning the by Edward Coke (1671)
"1, 2 H-4. C.22. Vide 2 1 R.2. nu. 44. 26 H.á.ca.i. Afh of Parliament ought to be plainly , and clearly, anil not cunningly and darkly penned ..."

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