Canny (adjective)

  1. Showing shrewd or careful judgement.
  2. Avoiding risk; prudent.
  3. Having or showing a good sense of what is likely to happen in the future.

Origin:

Early 16th century: from scottish and northern english canny "gentle, kind", of unknown origin.

Examples:

  1. She was a canny investor and had made a lot of money.
  2. He was canny enough to know that he needed to be patient.
  3. He was canny enough to know that he needed to wait for the right opportunity.
  4. The canny businessman saw the potential in the new technology.
  5. She was a canny politician who always knew how to get what she wanted.
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