Synonym of canniness

Noun

The ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions
astuteness sharpness shrewdness intelligence acumen wit prudence wisdom sagacity keenness circumspection judiciousness acuteness wariness perspicaciousness sageness caginess knowingness foxiness cageyness hardheadedness worldliness clear-sightedness discernment perspicacity understanding insight judgment cleverness judgement perception acuity penetration perceptiveness sense sharp-wittedness savvy discrimination discretion percipience smarts sapience nous intuition common sense ingenuity comprehension smartness horse sense gumption alertness reason knowledge foresight brains awareness arguteness intellect good sense watchfulness quick-wittedness perspicuity caution grasp levelheadedness intuitiveness forethought heedfulness cunning vigilance care sensibleness discreetness brightness thoughtfulness farsightedness vision sensitivity practicality tact carefulness resourcefulness providence perceptivity sagaciousness consideration artfulness good judgment genius brilliance policy quickness chariness experience guardedness wits presence of mind subtlety precaution heed know-how common sound judgment incisiveness logic erudition apprehension enlightenment cautiousness craftiness gingerliness wiliness ingeniousness pragmatism powers of reasoning rationality profundity deliberation clear thinking reasoning creativity native wit calculation intellectuality attentiveness attention soundness mentality sound judgement level-headedness brainpower tactfulness braininess native intelligence good judgement adroitness insightfulness savoir faire delicacy mother wit anticipation provision intellection cognition lucidity nimbleness lucidness keen-wittedness faculty marbles rationalness aptitude good reasoning foresightedness grey matter sound mind precocity cognitive faculties soundness of mind powers of discernment capacity IQ sanity inventiveness commonsense capability enterprise initiative suss finesse calculatedness accuracy mind diplomacy guile skill dexterity percipiency grip agility prescience learning mindfulness aptness readiness planning thought preparedness concern considerateness coherence prevision premeditation forward planning forehandedness ability sophistication ratiocination maturity clear mind logical thought scientific thinking belt and braces sharp-sightedness slyness fineness razor-sharpness cunningness hold appreciation skilfulness ken realism cool reasonableness eye nose savoir-faire sensitiveness mastery esprit knowing sleight originality creativeness imaginativeness imagination innovativeness invention plain sense flair skills cop on sound sense sweet reason practical intelligence subtleness profoundness depth quick wits rationale knowledgeability sense one was born with expertise refinement forethoughtfulness deep insight saneness poise pansophy balance restraint responsibility warning kid gloves moderation solicitude observation good taste keeping your head down worldly wisdom risk avoidance Fabian policy observance hesitance hesitancy brain foreknowledge hesitation timidity timidness timorousness cognizance liveliness precociousness trenchancy headpiece giftedness economy clairvoyance precognition preconception hindsight prophecy divination premonition prospect long-sightedness prenotion watch alert briskness spiritedness intellectual capacity the right stuff brain power mental acuity mental ability brain cells intellectual power what it takes mental capacity gray matter mental agility I.Q. quickness of mind promptitude activeness sprightliness red alert qui vive safeguard insurance palladium fail-safe preventive protection preventive measure defence defense backstop diligence forecast coolness austerity conservation conservatism deterrent safety measure regard preventative measure security responsiveness precision talent education scholarship adeptness loaf learnedness proficiency culture expertness cultivation competence information art artistry knack craft head deftness technique omniscience virtuosity gift logicality inspiration science familiarity accomplishment prowess distinction solidity stability attainments intimacy excellence spirit acquaintance consciousness conception schooling lore skillfulness book learning deduction brainbox proof upper storey thesis kop cerebration deepness syllogism accomplishments advisability study train of thought acquirements edification illumination recognition taste reasonability power realization authority training command practice conversance letters apperception sensibility thinking selectivity psyche literacy get-up-and-go academic attainment analysis bent instruction masterfulness address argument artifice oomph discipline realisation bookishness daylights basis hypothesis grounds premise sentience clear-headedness acquaintanceship philosophy explanation interpretation case underpinning argumentation system rationalization cogitation proposition supposition intellectual capabilities story dialectics mentation reckoning rationalisation rationalizing rationalising syllogization thought process whys and wherefores line of reasoning process of reasoning why and wherefore line of thought weightiness weight body of knowledge chain of reasoning equanimity fairness brilliancy practicability propriety truths greatness moxie chops clarity cavernousness fathomlessness reach immensity tuition background knowledgeableness matureness idea panache separation fastidiousness demarcation discreteness logicalness cogency innovation savviness adultness responsibleness doctrine culturedness connoisseurship aestheticism clearness forcefulness backbone nerve handiness dexterousness pundit egghead breadth of view courage mettle pluck grit spunk humanities belles-lettres literature books thrift powers of intuition astucity competency familiarity with intimacy with acquaintance with native ability studiousness scholarliness pedantry scholarism facility soundness of judgement thriftiness great intelligence fine mind great intellect soundness of judgment assimilation industry conversance with quick wit lesson grace elegance good management guidance niftiness thinking outside the box knowing inside out ego faculties subconscious ableness nippiness careful budgeting letter academic training higher education academic knowledge exposure involvement focus cerebrum intelligence quotient systematicness mental age cordiality mannerliness respect decorum politeness courtesy polish respectfulness etiquette greater understanding better understanding enhanced understanding superior understanding comprehensive understanding improved understanding powers of thought function instinct couth practical knowledge enthusiasm drive book-learning gallantry amenity politesse repose smoothness control politicness urbanity presence delicatesse suavity energy ambition vigour vigor vitality zest push dash qualifications impression professionalism qualification maneuver run-around con racket assurance manoeuvre feint gimmick grift sense of responsibility research powers of comprehension method contact action grounding soft skills big stick intellectual attainment academic achievement approach way vim go pep pizzazz zip pzazz resource criticality empiricism evidence fitness life skills touch inclination right stuff doing efficiency development academic study inference connection means relevance relationship link field participation suaveness procedure routine style meticulosity linkage induction dialectic syllogistics branch provident foresightfulness syllogistic reasoning good reason tactics body of facts chain of thought course of thought formal system antithesis and synthesis branch of knowledge area of study body of information analyticity inquisitiveness

Noun

The act of beguiling others through deception, or the ability to do so
cunning guile craftiness wiliness artfulness artifice craft deviousness slyness foxiness subtlety cunningness guilefulness slickness cageyness caginess sneakiness subtleness perspicacity duplicity deceit dishonesty trickery chicanery deceitfulness trickiness crookedness fraud cheating deception double-dealing underhandedness wiles shrewdness astuteness shiftiness dissimulation dissembling fakery deceptiveness crookery cozenage dupery sharp practice ingenuity cleverness shadiness hanky-panky fraudulence treachery art scheming skill adroitness chicane unscrupulousness flimflam mendacity falsity perfidy perfidiousness expertise falsehood corruption criminality racket faithlessness swindle infidelity graft rascality insidiousness infamy bunk stealing fourberie indirection improbity calculation hocus-pocus subterfuge evasion ploys schemes ruses manoeuvres stratagems tricks strategy intrigue ruse jiggery-pokery maneuvers monkey business funny business every trick in the book design unfairness intention control untrustworthiness scheme tactics contrivance stratagem disingenuity intricacy acumen pretence sophistry bluff palace intrigue deftness resourcefulness complexity acuteness skilfulness sagacity pretense adeptness ability elegance exquisiteness artistry skillfulness sharpness dexterousness masterfulness inventiveness dexterity subterfuges knavery skulduggery gamesmanship knavishness management imagination creativity jive sellout run-around dissemblance double-cross dirty work foul play dirty pool dirty trick dirty dealing stab in the back evasiveness furtiveness wile codology legerdemain monkeyshines dodge hypocrisy shenanigans trick lying skullduggery hoax swindling duping hoodwinking device ploy manoeuvre jugglery gambit falseness scam feint kidology maneuver imposition two-facedness con smoke and mirrors sting imposture plot sleight defrauding expedient two-timing move betrayal machination bluffing misrepresentation gyp shift fetch bunco juggle shenanigan knack play jig gimmick ambidexterity trapping ambidextrousness game stunt fast one shell game cozening overreaching entrapping dubiousness fast shuffle cheat embezzlement plan misleading talk tactic treacherousness double-crossing means unfaithfulness disloyalty unjustness equivocation bad faith hokum insincerity treason spuriousness humbug sham rort grift joke boondoggle beguilement con trick wheeze skunk finesse dirty tricks snow job sleight of hand bait and switch slipperiness suspiciousness fiddling deceiving misappropriation untruthfulness illegality manipulation manoeuvring back-stabbing nefariousness unlawfulness mendaciousness wire-pulling surreptitiousness waffle talk verbiage nonsense corruptness fraudulency dishonourableness breach of trust dishonour malfeasance dualism duality twoness one-upmanship footwork Punic faith resource setup lure angle twist switch horseplay slant allurement unprincipledness unscrupulosity questionableness questionability specious reasoning artful argument maneuvering hot air dishonor misconduct lawbreaking lawlessness Judas kiss measure step fiddle phoniness unrepresentativeness unreliableness illusoriness inaccuracy disingenuousness speciousness inaccurateness unreliability obfuscation quackery stab in back project hustle little game blarney prevarication untruth sophism dirt defraudation disinformation circumvention juggling trumpery kite bunko swizzle rip-off spoof prank leg-pull diddle extortion barratry song blackmail shakedown hoky-poky string sell line bamboozlement smoke feigning stopgap recourse resort refuge expediency makeshift cunning plan misleading fastie canard faking falsification shamming clever move proposition improvisation way trap method pattern cabal fake purpose loophole song and dance snake oil wooden nickel practical joke piousness disguising counterfeiting cant posturing concealing masking hiding concealment shrouding veiling disguise suppression camouflage conspiracy connivance complicity play-acting set-up lurk secret understanding confidence trick rig schlenter flanker knowledge agreement involvement consent approval plotting guiltiness guilt collaboration whitewash cahoots flam diddling savvy lie collusion fraudulent artifice con game fradulent artifice bill of goods

Noun

The quality of being frugal
frugality providence conservation economy moderation thrift carefulness thriftiness abstemiousness abstinence asceticism austerity caution good management husbandry self-discipline close-fistedness economising economizing meanness miserliness monasticism monkishness parsimoniousness parsimony penny-pinching prudence puritanism restraint scrimping skimping stinginess avarice avariciousness forehandedness penuriousness saving scrimping and saving sparingness tight-fistedness tightness careful budgeting good husbandry frugalness planning precaution foresight preparedness farsightedness forethought calculation sophrosyne vigilance temperance regulation retrenchment budgeting management pinching cutback cutting abridgement moratorium decrease parcity care abridgment supervision rollback reduction shrinkage curtailment fuel-saving cost-cutting scaling-down financial prudence tightfistedness greed discretion acquisitiveness covetousness greediness graspingness ungenerousness good housekeeping careful management belt-tightening cutbacks closeness cupidity rapacity cheapness cheeseparing downsizing mercenariness rapaciousness minginess judgement judiciousness wisdom layoff deduction recession direction cuts avidity avidness money-grabbing money-grubbing materialism grabbiness nearness shrewdness foresightedness circumspection prescience vision sagacity illiberality Mammonism desire pleonexia perspicacity churlishness belt tightening cutting back peniaphobia sense judgment provision common sense guidance cheese-paring an itching palm extreme greed presence of mind

Antonym of canniness

canniness Idiom, Proverb

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