- 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 CAN(Cf. ↑canner), in the obsolete sense 'know' .
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Canniness — Can ni*ness, n. Caution; crafty management. [N. of Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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 — 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