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scheme

 (skēm)
n.
1. A systematic plan of action: "Did you ever carry out your scheme of writing a series of sonnets embodying all the great epochs of art?" (Edith Wharton). See Synonyms at plan.
2. A secret or devious plan; a plot: a scheme to defraud investors.
3. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts: an irrigation scheme with dams, reservoirs, and channels.
4. A chart, diagram, or outline of a system or object.
v. schemed, schem·ing, schemes
v.tr.
To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot: scheming their revenge.
v.intr.
To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.

[Latin schēma, figure, from Greek skhēma; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

schem′er n.

scheming

(ˈskiːmɪŋ)
adj
given to making plots; cunning
n
intrigues
ˈschemingly adv

schem•ing

(ˈski mɪŋ)

adj.
given to making plans, esp. sly and underhand ones; crafty; calculating.
[1830–40]
schem′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scheming - used of personsscheming - used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";
2.scheming - concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interestscheming - 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"

scheming

scheming

adjective
1. Deceitfully clever:
2. Coldly planning to achieve selfish aims:
Translations
تَدْبير مَكائِد أو دَسائِس
pletichářský
intrigerende
áskálódó
undirförull
intrigánsky
düzenbazhileci

scheming

[ˈskiːmɪŋ]
A. ADJ (pej) → maquinador, intrigante

scheming

[ˈskiːmɪŋ]
adjrusé(e), intrigant(e)
nmanigances fpl, intrigues fpl

scheming

nraffiniertes Vorgehen, Tricks pl (inf); (of politicians, businessmen etc)Machenschaften pl, → Schliche pl; (at court, in firm etc) → Intrigen pl, → Ränke pl (liter)
adj girl, methods, businessmanraffiniert, durchtrieben; colleague, courtierintrigant; politiciangewieft (inf); what’s in your scheming little mind?was führst du im Schild?; her scheming mother-in-lawihre hinterhältige Schwiegermutter

scheming

[ˈskiːmɪŋ]
1. adjintrigante
2. nintrighi mpl, macchinazioni fpl

scheme

(skiːm) noun
1. a plan or arrangement; a way of doing something. a colour scheme for the room; There are various schemes for improving the roads.
2. a (usually secret) dishonest plan. His schemes to steal the money were discovered.
verb
to make (especially dishonest) schemes. He was punished for scheming against the President; They have all been scheming for my dismissal.
ˈschemer noun
He's a dangerous schemer.
ˈscheming adjective
having or making (usually secret) dishonest plans. a scheming woman.