from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of design.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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