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con·nive

 (kə-nīv′)
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.]

con·niv′er n.
con·niv′er·y n.

conniving

(kəˈnaɪvɪŋ)
adj
plotting secretly; conspiring
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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 personsconniving - used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";

conniving

adjective scheming, designing, plotting, calculating, conspiring, contriving She was seen as a conniving, greedy woman.
Translations

conniving

[kəˈnaɪvɪŋ] ADJintrigante, mañoso

conniving

[kəˈnaɪvɪŋ] adj (= scheming) → intrigant(e)

conniving

[ˈkəˈnaɪvɪŋ] adj he's a conniving bastardè un trafficone
References in classic literature ?
But dreams--of those who dream as I, Aspiringly, are damned, and die: Yet should I swear I mean alone, By notes so very shrilly blown, To break upon Time's monotone, While yet my vapid joy and grief Are tintless of the yellow leaf-- Why not an imp the graybeard hath, Will shake his shadow in my path-- And e'en the graybeard will o'erlook Connivingly my dreaming-book.
Meanwhile, whenever she thought no-one was watching, she connivingly set about establishing a whispering campaign to create the type of vengeful rivalries not seen since the heyday of imperial Russian literature.