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Synonyms of canny in English:


  • canny investors
    shrewd, astute, sharp, sharp-witted, discerning, acute, penetrating, discriminating, perceptive, perspicacious, clever, intelligent, wise, sagacious, sensible, judicious, circumspect, careful, prudent, cautious;
    cunning, crafty, wily, artful, calculating
    informal on the ball, smart, savvy
    British informal suss, sussed
    Scottish & Northern English informal pawky
    North American informal heads-up, as sharp as a tack, whip-smart
    rare long-headed, sapient, argute
    [Antonyms] foolish, reckless
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