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1. Planning; contriving. 2. a. Given to forming schemes; artful. 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]
adjective Date: 1741 given to forming schemes; especially devious adj. & n. --adj. artful, cunning, or deceitful. --n. plots; intrigues.
Derivatives: schemingly adv. 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. Scheming Schem"ing, a. Given to forming schemes; artful; intriguing. --
Schem"ing*ly, adv. see
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