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Synonyms for canny

Synonyms for canny

having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters

careful in the use of material resources

Synonyms for canny

showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

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Two days short of his 18th birthday, O'Brien judged his front-running ride on Roderic O'Connor with a veteran's canniness to register the first fatherson Classic triumph in Ireland for 50 years.
When Gant Broderick, a former gang and love rival, returns after 25 years and begins luring his lieutenants and inciting the natives, Hartnett must invoke enough vicious canniness to maintain his hold.
Carmody Groarke's canniness has been to create a pavilion that accentuates the inherent contradictions in the project's complexion, while appearing to straddle wider divisions, embracing its status and rejecting it at the same time.
If "repression" is the term for the psychic reality of Fokir's canniness, then "surmounting" would be the erasure and rejection of such an indigenous canny in the discourses--the cultural unconscious--of the postcolonial nation.
It requires talent but also canniness and composure.
The Swiss had an even earlier exit, although not before they had become the only side to beat eventual winners Spain in a manner which showed wily coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has lost none of his canniness.
The oft-told stories of birds getting up when a hunter is astraddle a fence or has stopped to relieve bladder pressure aren't a tribute to gamebird canniness.
Strauss deserves much of the credit, according to Bresnan, who cited the posting of a short-leg to see off Michael Clarke in Thursday's four-wicket win in Cardiff as an example of the captain's canniness.
Anna Jackson, for example, argues that gothic novels align canniness with growing up (163).
Denney adds nuance to their stories by demonstrating the canniness with which they orchestrated their public images.
However, through rhetorical canniness, Portia succeeds in influencing her wider audience to act mercifully.
This astonishingly gifted thesp--unknown hereabouts until he won kudos for his recent portrayal of Othello for Theater for a New Audience--confers dignity, intelligence, canniness and a sly sense of humor on the psychologically complex character of Brutus Jones, a convicted murderer who escaped from his American prison and made his way to an island in the West Indies where he declared himself "The Emperor Jones.
She may be eighty-eight and not an easy woman, yet he portrays her canniness, her ability to always have the last word.
Bourdieu developed the notion of habitus to describe canniness, commonsense knowledge, the fuzzy logic of doing, the ideal yet pragmatic and adaptable way that people undertake practices.
They know that if they give me a scholarship they'll make it up in the publicity, she told Lydia who marveled at her canniness.