canny canny  /ˈkæ ni/


  • (adj) showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others



  • I am always canny when I meet new people who do not know just how fragile I am.


  1. These Traditional-Looking Quilts Are Made Of Film Strips

    Sabrina Gschwandtner’s concentric diamond patterns use 16-mm film footage. Sabrina Gschwandtner takes a canny approach to traditional crafts. The New York-based artist has been experimenting with various forms of fiber arts for years and is known for her innovative takes on crochet and knitting. In Sunshine and Shadow , her new solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, her singular kind ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Ex-CIA Whistleblower Gambles On Hong Kong (China) Hideout

    Edward Snowden's decision to flee to Hong Kong came as a shock to many, but it may ultimately prove to be a canny move by the former CIA employee.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Scouting rumoured Juventus target Angelo Ogbonna

    Angelo  Ogbonna  could be  Juventus ' first signing of the summer as the  Bianconeri  look to build upon their success over the last couple of seasons. Torino 's centre-back has impressed many in recent years with his athletic performances and canny ability to read danger quickly. With the best defence in  Serie  A, including a trio of Italian international centre-backs—Giorgio  Chiellini ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "Bob Geldof is a canny lad. He did what he thought was right at the time but it didn't work," he said. "The money didn't go to poor people. It makes me mad when people try to use politics or charity for publicity."
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Brian Johnson Source:

  2. Billy Connolly said about his TomTom escapades: "You'll take the high road and I'll take the low road, and I'll be in Scotland afore ye with my wee canny sat nav".
    on Apr 16, 2010 By: Billy Connolly Source: TechRadar UK

  3. "She clearly has a very canny ability to connect with people. What she says. How she says it. And her body language," said former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, a Democrat whom Palin defeated in 2006. "But she has shown very little interest or...
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Tony Knowles Source: CNN

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