conniving(redirected from connivingly)
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intr.v. con·nived, con·niv·ing, con·nives
1. To cooperate secretly in an illegal or wrongful action; collude: The dealers connived with customs officials to bring in narcotics.
2. To scheme; plot.
3. To feign ignorance of or fail to take measures against a wrong, thus implying tacit encouragement or consent: The guards were suspected of conniving at the prisoner's escape.
[Latin cōnīvēre, connīvēre, to close the eyes.]
plotting secretly; conspiring
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|Adj.||1.||conniving - acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end|
covert - secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
|2.||conniving - used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"|
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";