conniving

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That connives; conspiratorial
Present participle of connive
used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
disapproval If you describe someone as conniving, you mean you dislike them because they make secret plans in order to get things for themselves or harm other people. Edith was seen as a conniving, greedy woman. = scheming. a conniving person secretly tries to gain something or harm someone - used to show disapproval
connive
to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude
connive
to pretend to be ignorant of something in order to escape blame
connive
to be a wench
connive
to be in collusion
connive
{v} to wink at a fault, pass by, forbear
connive
disapproval If one person connives with another to do something, they secretly try to achieve something which will benefit both of them. He accused ministers of conniving with foreign companies to tear up employment rights Senior politicians connived to ensure that he was not released. local authorities suspected of conniving with the Mafia
connive
form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
connive
{f} plot, scheme, conspire; pretend not to know about a wrongful or unlawful act and showing consent to the act; tolerate something that others oppose
connive
To close the eyes upon a fault; to wink (at); to fail or forbear by intention to discover an act; to permit a proceeding, as if not aware of it; usually followed by at
connive
to plot or scheme
connive
To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink
connive
encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
connive
To shut the eyes to; to overlook; to pretend not to see
conniving

    Silbentrennung

    con·ni·ving

    Türkische aussprache

    kınayvîng

    Aussprache

    /kəˈnīvəɴɢ/ /kəˈnaɪvɪŋ/

    Etymologie

    [ k&-'nIv ] (intransitive verb.) 1601. French or Latin; French conniver, from Latin conivEre, connivEre to close the eyes, connive, from com- + -nivEre ; akin to Old English & Old High German hnIgan to bow.

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