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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SCHE'MING, ppr.
1. Planning; contriving.
2. a. Given to forming schemes; artful.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community" [syn: calculating, calculative, conniving, scheming, shrewd]
2: concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest; "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming wife"; "a scheming gold digger" [syn: designing, scheming]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1741 given to forming schemes; especially devious

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. artful, cunning, or deceitful. --n. plots; intrigues. Derivatives: schemingly adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Scheme Scheme, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Schemed; p. pr. & vb. n. Scheming.] To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot. That wickedness which schemed, and executed, his destruction. --G. Stuart.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Scheming Schem"ing, a. Given to forming schemes; artful; intriguing. -- Schem"ing*ly, adv.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see scheme

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Planning, contriving. 2. Artful, intriguing.

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