designing

  • 1 Designing — De*sign ing, a. Intriguing; artful; scheming; as, a designing man. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Designing — De*sign ing, n. The act of making designs or sketches; the act of forming designs or plans. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 designing — index collusive, creation, deceptive, devious, dishonest, disingenuous, fraudulent, insidious, machiavell …

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  • 4 designing — scheming, 1670s, from prp. of DESIGN (Cf. design) (q.v.) …

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  • 5 designing — [adj] plotting, crafty artful, astute, conniving, conspiring, crooked, cunning, deceitful, devious, heedful, intriguing, Machiavellian, observant, scheming, sharp, shrewd, sly, treacherous, tricky, unscrupulous, wily; concept 542 Ant. aboveboard …

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  • 6 designing — [di zīn′iŋ] adj. 1. that designs, or makes plans, patterns, etc. 2. scheming; crafty; artful n. the art or work of creating designs, patterns, etc …

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  • 7 designing — un·designing; designing; …

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  • 8 Designing — Design De*sign (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Designed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Designing}.] [F. d[ e]signer to designate, cf. F. dessiner to draw, dessin drawing, dessein a plan or scheme; all, ultimately, from L. designare to designate; de + signare… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 designing — adjective Date: 1653 1. practicing forethought 2. crafty, scheming < falling into the snares of a designing enemy Charles Dickens > …

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  • 10 designing — 1 adjective someone who is designing tries to deceive people in order to get what they want 2 noun (U) design1 (1) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 designing — adjective he couldn t compete with the designing young executives he encountered in Washington Syn: scheming, calculating, conniving; cunning, crafty, artful, wily, devious, guileful, manipulative; treacherous, sly, underhanded, deceitful, double …

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  • 12 designing — projektavimas statusas T sritis Švietimas ir mokslas apibrėžtis Ko nors numatomo rengimas, planavimas, projekto darymas. atitikmenys: angl. designing pranc. conception, f …

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  • 13 designing — designingly, adv. /di zuy ning/, adj. 1. scheming; intriguing; artful; crafty. 2. showing or using forethought. n. 3. the act or art of making designs. [1610 20; DESIGN + ING2, ING1] Syn. 1. wily, cunning, tricky, sly. * * * …

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  • 14 designing — Synonyms and related words: Byzantine, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, abstract art, acute, arch, art, art form, artful, artist, arts and crafts, arts of design, astute, cagey, calculating, calligraphy, canny, cave art, ceramics, clever, collusive,… …

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  • 15 designing — Смотри Калибрование …

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  • 16 designing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. artful, cunning. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. scheming, artful, crafty, calcuLating; see sly 1 . n. Syn. conception, drafting, creating; see design 1 , drawing 1 , plan 2 . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 17 designing — de sign·ing || nɪŋ n. sketching, outlining, planning; plotting, scheming de·sign || dɪ zaɪn n. plan; sketch, diagram; model; evil scheme v. make plans for; formulate, conceive, think up; intend …

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  • 18 designing — adjective acting in a calculating, deceitful way …

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  • 19 designing — a. Crafty, insidious, deceitful, artful, intriguing, sly, wily, astute, subtle, cunning, arch, trickish, tricky, treacherous, crooked, diplomatic, Machiavelian …

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  • 20 designing — adj 1. scheming, calculating, intriguing, conspiring, plotting, conniving; guileful, dou bledealing, tricky, wily; sharp, shrewd, politic, artful, crafty, Machiavellian, cunning, sly, snaky, foxy; subtle, insidious, collusive, circumventive,… …

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