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furbo in English:

1. shrewd shrewd

Angela is a really shrewd person.
His shrewd move won us a lot of money.
shrewd businessman/investment/eyes
"But she is shrewd enough to know that partisanship would only narrow her audience."
He may be a poor talker and far from shrewd, but I like him all the better for that.
He is shrewd and calculating.
... these estimates were quite shrewd, sophisticated, and(it would...
He was shrewd enough not to take the ​job when there was the ​possibility of getting a ​better one a few ​months ​later
shrewd municipal buyers started to scratch their heads
Despite his looks, he can be a very shrewd person.
savvy well-informed and shrewd
I felt her shrewd eyes looking me up and down.
she was shrewd enough to guess the motive behind his gesture
He was too shrewd to leave himself out in the open.
They are shrewd in trade.

2. crafty

He is more crafty than wise.
The Germans are very crafty.
crafty man/plan/look
His crafty mind prepared a plan to defraud his partners.
Jill: They like to be crafty and so, you know, that kind of stuff.

English word "furbo"(crafty) occurs in sets:

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3. smart

He's smart.
This time he dressed down, having realized that the smart suit would be out of place.
Smart shopping requires careful planning.
Smart people learn from their mistakes.
Sentences bring context to the words. Sentences have personalities. They can be funny, smart, silly, insightful, touching, hurtful.
Lola the cow, Lola the cow, she's smart and she brings trouble, and she goes mooooo.
Smart mob is sometimes perceived as a political danger - mostly in the countries lacking in traditions of democracy.
They're stupid children, what a nuisance, she said. I replied praising them: "What are you saying, They're both smart, with a good memory and a promising future"
He learned Chinese so fast, everyone says he's very smart, that he really has a gift with languages.
It was a pleasure to spend the evening with a smart, funny and beautiful girl like you.
Some smart alecks cut in when I was asking her to marry me.
Karim was dressed neatly in a smart shirt tucked in his pants; he hoped to study engineering.
He came back with enough money to buy a smart flat in a good part of Warsaw.
Do you think it naturally follows that smart people have big egos?
You just can't let things slip around this nonchalantly smart girl.

English word "furbo"(smart) occurs in sets:

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4. cunning

He's cunning.
a cunning and resourceful criminal
It is said that the fox is more cunning than any other animal.
The fox was very cunning. He waited until the door of the chicken coop was left open and then snuck inside.
That's just how cunning North Korea (and China) is.
He makes believe that he is a practical statesman, but in really he is a cunning politician.
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.
Time and again they risk their lives in search of cunning new escape routes. Cunning as a fox.
The thief is very cunning, it won't be easy to catch him.
"He was a most cunning and courageous warrior," Thrawn continued.
He's as cunning as a fox. / 2. He thinks he's so cunning. / 3. I admit my cunning plan backfired.
I didn't know that Peter is so cunning.
So he had to think of something much more cunning
I am a cunning because can find a good way out in a difficult situation.
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."

English word "furbo"(cunning) occurs in sets:

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