Synonyms for canny:
Other synonyms and related words:
careful, able, chary, deep, artful, apt, cagey, comfy, clear-sighted, cagy, hardheaded, Sharp-witted, snug, hard-boiled, cozy, prudent, heady, thrifty, clear-eyed, saving, savvy, sparing, provident, relaxed, frugal, economical.
clever, artful (adjective)
cunning, slick, slippery, prudent, perspicacious, adroit, knowing, skillful, quick, astute, smart, smooth, able, cagey, wise, sly, quick-witted, subtle, ingenious, sagacious, foxy, frugal, intelligent, wary, careful, streetwise, shrewd.
scheming, feline, devious, wary, masterly, calculating, smooth, sly, tricky, snaky, serpentine, subtle, crafty, wily, shrewd, cunning, designing, astute, ingenious, deft, sharp, skillful, masterful, quick, slippery, artful, slick, witty, clever, foxy.
bright, knowing, intelligent, capable, intellectual, knowledgeable, profound, wise, Comprehending, clever, perspicacious, sagacious, astute, gifted, brilliant, sharp, encyclopedic, smart, brainy, cogent, sophisticated, erudite, worldly, genius.
deft, urbane, shrewd, resourceful, artful, adroit, witty, sly, brilliant, waggish, scintillating, dry, clever, quick, intelligent, astute, quick-witted, facetious, sharp, funny, joking, cunning, pointed, comical, tricky, crafty, foxy, sparkling, inventive, sophisticated, subtle, scurrilous, pithy, ingenious, wily, droll, sarcastic, jocular, smart.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for canny:
- There's something no canny aboot the cratur, an' doobtless ye was an ill used wuman, an' ye're i' the richt. - "Malcolm", George MacDonald.
- Canny kind o' fesh a porpoise, but they're much finer than these in the Clyde. - "Steve Young", George Manville Fenn.
- By instinct he was canny at a trade- what mountaineer is not? - "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come", John Fox.