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canny

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcannycan‧ny /ˈkΓ¦ni/ adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 INTELLIGENTclever, careful, and not easily deceived, especially in business or politics πŸ”Š a canny political advisor2 NICEnice, good – used in Scotland πŸ”Š a canny lass β€”cannily adverb
Examples from the Corpus
cannyβ€’ If nothing else, Annaud proves himself a canny casting director with this movie.β€’ Perhaps a canny distributor will see possibilities for three trendy niche markets, Japanism, environmentalism and feminism.β€’ As always, the Liberals try to have it both ways, but they are up against canny farmers.β€’ Pete Chambers is a canny fellow. Not one to miss an opportunity.β€’ He had real charm, which made canny figures such as Tolkien distrust him.β€’ They were the sturdy facade, the ulterior design for a very canny flow of resources.β€’ Nerve cells, canny little things, recycle their neurotransmitters.β€’ Robinson has benefited from some canny marketing.β€’ Those who took his rewards, however, proved far cannier than their monarch.β€’ She's far too canny to keep her money in this country. She's got it safely hidden away in Switzerland, I expect.
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