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cal·cu·lat·ing

 (kăl′kyə-lā′tĭng)
adj.
1. Capable of performing calculations: a calculating machine.
2.
a. Shrewd; crafty: the calculating defense of an experienced attorney.
b. Coldly scheming or conniving.

cal′cu·lat′ing·ly adv.

calculating

(ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtɪŋ)
adj
1. selfishly scheming
2. shrewd; cautious
ˈcalcuˌlatingly adv

cal•cu•lat•ing

(ˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tɪŋ)

adj.
1. capable of performing arithmetic calculations.
2. shrewd or cautious.
3. selfishly scheming.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.calculating - used of personscalculating - used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";

calculating

calculating

adjective
Coldly planning to achieve selfish aims:
Translations
laskelmoiva
számítószámoló
計算可能な計算高い

calculating

[ˈkælkjʊleɪtɪŋ]
A. ADJ (= scheming) [person] → calculador
B. CPD calculating machine Ncalculadora f, máquina f de calcular

calculating

[ˈkælkjʊleɪtɪŋ] adjcalculateur/trice

calculating

adj, calculatingly
advberechnend

calculating

[ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtɪŋ] adj (scheming) → calcolatore/trice
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These meditations were entirely employed on Mr Allworthy's fortune; for, first, he exercised much thought in calculating, as well as he could, the exact value of the whole: which calculations he often saw occasion to alter in his own favour: and, secondly and chiefly, he pleased himself with intended alterations in the house and gardens, and in projecting many other schemes, as well for the improvement of the estate as of the grandeur of the place: for this purpose he applied himself to the studies of architecture and gardening, and read over many books on both these subjects; for these sciences, indeed, employed his whole time, and formed his only amusement.
Nothing was wanting to enable him to enter upon the immediate execution of this plan, but the death of Mr Allworthy; in calculating which he had employed much of his own algebra, besides purchasing every book extant that treats of the value of lives, reversions, &c.
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Little did she understand the artifices of the selfish and calculating, one of the most familiar of their frauds being to conceal from the skillful their own success, lest it should command a price in proportion to its claims.
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