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CONNIVING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conniving mean? 

CONNIVING (adjective)
  The adjective CONNIVING has 2 senses:

1. acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
2. used of persons

  Familiarity information: CONNIVING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONNIVING (adjective)


Sense 1conniving [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end

Synonyms:

collusive; conniving

Similar:

covert (secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed)


Sense 2conniving [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used of persons

Synonyms:

calculating; calculative; scheming; conniving; shrewd

Context example:

the most calculating and selfish men in the community

Similar:

hard (dispassionate)


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