designing


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de·sign·ing

 (dĭ-zī′nĭng)
adj.
1. Conniving; crafty.
2. Showing or exercising forethought.

de·sign′ing·ly adv.

designing

(dɪˈzaɪnɪŋ)
adj
artful and scheming; conniving; crafty
deˈsigningly adv

de•sign•ing

(dɪˈzaɪ nɪŋ)

adj.
1. scheming; crafty.
2. showing or using forethought.
[1610–20]
de•sign′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.designing - the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)designing - the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"
creating by mental acts - the act of creating something by thinking
planning - the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise
Adj.1.designing - concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interestdesigning - concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest; "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming wife"; "a scheming gold digger"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

designing

adjective scheming, plotting, intriguing, crooked (informal), shrewd, conspiring, cunning, sly, astute, treacherous, unscrupulous, devious, wily, crafty, artful, conniving, Machiavellian, deceitful He was trapped into marriage by a designing witch.

designing

adjective
Coldly planning to achieve selfish aims:
Translations
تَصْميم
návrhářstvíprojektování
formgivningkonstruktiontegning
hönnun
návrhárstvo
model yaratma

designing

[dɪˈzaɪnɪŋ]
A. ADJintrigante
B. Ndiseño m, el diseñar

designing

designing

[dɪˈzaɪnɪŋ] adj (scheming) → astuto/a, intrigante

design

(diˈzain) verb
to invent and prepare a plan of (something) before it is built or made. A famous architect designed this building.
noun
1. a sketch or plan produced before something is made. a design for a dress.
2. style; the way in which something has been made or put together. It is very modern in design; I don't like the design of that building.
3. a pattern etc. The curtains have a flower design on them.
4. a plan formed in the mind; (an) intention. Our holidays coincided by design and not by accident.
deˈsigner noun
a person who makes designs or patterns. He is the designer of the yacht.
deˈsigning noun
the art of making designs or patterns. dress-designing.
References in classic literature ?
Little Raphael," as her sisters called her, had a decided talent for drawing, and was never so happy as when copying flowers, designing fairies, or illustrating stories with queer specimens of art.
But her resolve melted when she saw him before designing Providence had led him into her path.
In fact, he wheeled wholly round, and commenced a step or two, as if designing to enter the shop; but, as it chanced, his purpose was anticipated by Hepzibah's first customer, the little cannibal of Jim Crow, who, staring up at the window, was irresistibly attracted by an elephant of gingerbread.
And as for the vague something--was it a sinister or a sorrowful, a designing or a desponding expression?
He would have recoiled still more had he been aware that her attachment rose unsolicited, and was bestowed where it awakened no reciprocation of sentiment; for the minute he discovered its existence he laid the blame on Heathcliff's deliberate designing.
I told her that I believed she had given me a faithful account of herself, and that we had both been hapless instruments in designing hands.
From this last speech I derived the notion that Miss Havisham, for some reason or no reason, had not taken him into her confidence as to her designing me for Estella; that he resented this, and felt a jealousy about it; or that he really did object to that scheme, and would have nothing to do with it.
what if all Her stores were op'n'd, and this Firmament Of Hell should spout her Cataracts of Fire, Impendent horrors, threatning hideous fall One day upon our heads; while we perhaps Designing or exhorting glorious Warr, Caught in a fierie Tempest shall be hurl'd Each on his rock transfixt, the sport and prey Of racking whirlwinds, or for ever sunk Under yon boyling Ocean, wrapt in Chains; There to converse with everlasting groans, Unrespited, unpitied, unrepreevd, Ages of hopeless end; this would be worse.
The policeman concluded by declaring that the man was either drunk or designing, as he could not or would not speak sensibly.
Your master," said Sancho, "no doubt is a knight in the Church line, and can bestow rewards of that sort on his good squire; but mine is only a layman; though I remember some clever, but, to my mind, designing people, strove to persuade him to try and become an archbishop.

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