Translation of "cunning" to French

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Dictionary translations for "cunning"

cunning [ˈkʌnɪŋ] adjective Listen
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cunning [ˈkʌnɪŋ] noun Listen
la ruse f (quality) Listen

Contexts with "cunning"

"The Parisian police," he said, "are exceedingly able in their way. They are persevering, ingenious, cunning, and thoroughly versed in the knowledge which their duties seem chiefly to demand." "Les policiers parisiens, dit-il, sont extrêmement habiles à leur façon. Ils sont persévérants, ingénieux, rusés et très savants du type de connaissance que semble principalement requérir leurs fonctions."
The Sphinx had eaten hundreds of people on their way to the city of Thebes, because they could not answer the riddle the cunning Sphinx had asked them. Le Sphinx avait mangé des centaines de personnes en route pour la ville de Thèbes, parce qu'ils ne purent répondre à l'énigme astucieuse que le Sphinx leurs demandait.
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