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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Crafty, devious, planning with the intention of benefiting oneself or hurting another.

Usage examples (34)
  • All the scheming and plotting in the world won't result in something lasting, transcendent.
  • "But they say, no one can equal a woman in scheming and planning, if she takes to it," said Eleanor.
  • It's a plot fit for an evil genius, and Hallström's rapid-fire depiction of Irving's initial scheming is light and nimble.
  • “Well, Marc, scheming is a lonely business.” — for more
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