Definitions: (1) skillful; clever; shrewd; (2) created with dexterous proficiency; ingenious; (3) a display of keen insight; inventive; (4) pretty in a delicate way; cutely attractive

Synonyms: artful, astute, crafty, sly, subtle, wily

Comment: Cunning also has the negative connotation of underhanded motives, but we are dealing with positive values here – and it is easy to tell the difference.