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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.
References in classic literature ?
Although he was at that time only fifty- five years old he looked seventy and was worn out with much thinking and scheming.
For, at such times, crazy Ahab, the scheming, unappeasedly steadfast hunter of the white whale; this Ahab that had gone to his hammock, was not the agent that so caused him to burst from it in horror again.
Reed, I presume, from after-occurrences, that the apothecary ventured to recommend my being sent to school; and the recommendation was no doubt readily enough adopted; for as Abbot said, in discussing the subject with Bessie when both sat sewing in the nursery one night, after I was in bed, and, as they thought, asleep, "Missis was, she dared say, glad enough to get rid of such a tiresome, ill- conditioned child, who always looked as if she were watching everybody, and scheming plots underhand.
It was so unaccountable not to be obliged to go out to see her, not to have any occasion to be tormenting myself about her, not to have to write to her, not to be scheming and devising opportunities of being alone with her.