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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.
Watching Angie Phillips metamorphose from the bookish Vernon to the connivingly sexy Margaret, or Fanni Green switch roles from the compassionate if misguided Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, to the militaristic Earl of Warwick, were instances of particular magic.