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1. calculating, calculative, conniving, scheming, shrewd

used of persons

Example Sentences:
'the most calculating and selfish men in the community'

2. designing, scheming

concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest

Example Sentences:
'a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue'
'a scheming wife'
'a scheming gold digger'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of scheming
given to making plots; cunning

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see synonyms of scheming
given to forming schemes or plots; crafty, tricky, deceitful, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of scheming
1. A systematic plan of action: "Did you ever carry out your scheme of writing a series of sonnets embodying all the great epochs of art?" (Edith Wharton). See Synonyms at plan.
2. A secret or devious plan; a plot: a scheme to defraud investors.
3. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts: an irrigation scheme with dams, reservoirs, and channels.
4. A chart, diagram, or outline of a system or object.
v. schemed, schem·ing, schemes
To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot: scheming their revenge.
To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.

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