Synonyms for (adjective) scheming

Synonyms: designing, scheming

Definition: concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest

Usage: a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue- W.Churchill; a scheming wife; a scheming gold digger

Similar words: artful

Definition: marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

Usage: the artful dodger; an artful choice of metaphors


Synonyms: calculating, calculative, scheming, shrewd, conniving

Definition: used of persons

Usage: the most calculating and selfish men in the community

Similar words: hard

Definition: dispassionate

Usage: took a hard look; a hard bargainer;