from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Conniving; crafty.
  • adjective Showing or exercising forethought.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Artful; insidious; intriguing; contriving schemes.
  • Synonyms Wily, cunning, crafty, tricky, sly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of making designs or sketches; the act of forming designs or plans.
  • adjective Intriguing; artful; scheming.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of design.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest
  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)


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