Definition of Scheming

1. Adjective. Used of persons. "The most calculating and selfish men in the community"

Exact synonyms: Calculating, Calculative, Conniving, Shrewd
Similar to: Hard
Derivative terms: Calculate, Shrewdness



2. Adjective. Concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest. "A scheming gold digger"
Exact synonyms: Designing
Similar to: Artful

Definition of Scheming

1. a. Given to forming schemes; artful; intriguing.

Definition of Scheming

1. Verb. (present participle of scheme) ¹

2. Adjective. (pejorative) Tending to scheme. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scheming

1. scheme [v] - See also: scheme

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scheming

schematizing
schematograph
schemats
scheme
scheme arch
schemed
schemeful
schemer
schemers
schemes
schemester
schemesters
schemey
schemie
schemies
scheming (current term)
schemingly
schemings
schemist
schemists
schemochromes
schemozzle
scherbet
scherbets
scherenschnitte
scherm
scherms
schertelite
scherzando
scherzandos

Literary usage of Scheming

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1. The Teacher, Or, Moral Influences Employed in the Instruction and Government by Jacob Abbott (1836)
"scheming. Ingenuity in devising new ways ... destroy their hopes of success, uy a scheming spirit, which is always reaching forward to something new. ..."

2. The Teacher; Or, Moral Influences Employed in the Instruction and Government by Jacob Abbott (1839)
"scheming. THE best teachers in our country, or rather those who might be the best, lose a great deal of their time, and endanger, or perhaps entirely ..."

3. The Memoirs of the Duke de Saint-Simon on the Reign of Louis XIV. and the by Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon (1876)
"... —scheming of Argenson—Attitude of the Parliament—Their Remonstrance—Dismissal of Law—His Coolness—Extraordinary Decree of the Council of ..."

4. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles, William Rishanger (1889)
"... or of any other holy interpreter, could it in any way whatever come to the knowledge of the Christians, on account of the scheming malice of the Jews. ..."

5. The Memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon on the Reign of Louis XIV and the Regency by Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon (1900)
"... Forced Emigration—Decree on the Indian •scheming of Argenson - Attitude of the Parliament—Their .ce—Dismissal of Law—His Coolness—Extraordinary Decree ..."

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