furbo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fourbe. Cognate with Piedmontese furb.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

furbo (feminine furba, masculine plural furbi, feminine plural furbe, superlative furbissimo)

  1. astute, cunning, sly, wily, crafty (skillful and able in getting some advantage, often using some trick and against rules or other people's benefit)
    Synonym: astuto

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

furbo m (plural furbi)

  1. smart individual with vicious and tricky intent.[1]

Further reading[edit]

  • furbo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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