calculating


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cal·cu·lat·ing

 (kăl′kyə-lā′tĭng)
adj.
1. Capable of performing calculations: a calculating machine.
2.
a. Shrewd; crafty: the calculating defense of an experienced attorney.
b. Coldly scheming or conniving.

cal′cu·lat′ing·ly adv.

calculating

(ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtɪŋ)
adj
1. selfishly scheming
2. shrewd; cautious
ˈcalcuˌlatingly adv

cal•cu•lat•ing

(ˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tɪŋ)

adj.
1. capable of performing arithmetic calculations.
2. shrewd or cautious.
3. selfishly scheming.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.calculating - used of personscalculating - used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";

calculating

calculating

adjective
Coldly planning to achieve selfish aims:
Translations
laskelmoiva
számítószámoló
計算可能な計算高い

calculating

[ˈkælkjʊleɪtɪŋ]
A. ADJ (= scheming) [person] → calculador
B. CPD calculating machine Ncalculadora f, máquina f de calcular

calculating

[ˈkælkjʊleɪtɪŋ] adjcalculateur/trice

calculating

adj, calculatingly
advberechnend

calculating

[ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtɪŋ] adj (scheming) → calcolatore/trice
References in classic literature ?
He intended to paint his house in the spring and sat by the stove calculating the cost of paint and labor.
he had inquired, with the calculating air of an experienced hunter.
I lay there dismally calculating that sixteen entire hours must elapse before I could hope for a resurrection.
Evening after evening Jurgis and Ona would sit and figure the expenses, calculating the term of their separation.
said Miss Ophelia, suddenly rising from the depths of the large arm-chair, where she had sat quietly, taking an inventory of the furniture, and calculating its expense.
I got an old tin lamp and an iron ring, and went out in the woods and rubbed and rubbed till I sweat like an Injun, calculating to build a palace and sell it; but it warn't no use, none of the genies come.
I wasn't calculating on doing anything really definite in that direction till the family come.
She took occasional rests from practicing, and absorbed herself in calculating her chances.
Here was a new stunner--I had been calculating on four or five thousand.
As she applied herself to set the tea-things, Joe peeped down at me over his leg, as if he were mentally casting me and himself up, and calculating what kind of pair we practically should make, under the grievous circumstances foreshadowed.
I am selfish, cold, calculating, worldly, and have doubted until now whether such a thing as love really existed.
But as the ultimate object of these papers is to determine clearly and fully the merits of this Constitution, and the expediency of adopting it, our plan cannot be complete without taking a more critical and thorough survey of the work of the convention, without examining it on all its sides, comparing it in all its parts, and calculating its probable effects.