Acting in a calculating, deceitful way: she was a designing little minx
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- It is not conjured up by cunning and designing men.
- Although good ethics exist in the profession of law, nevertheless the profession is not without the unscrupulous cunning, and designing fellow members.
- The second is artful, cunning, and designing; shielding the rich man from the possibility of being entrapped, and affecting at the same time, to have a tender and scrupulous regard, for the interests of the whole community.
scheming, calculating, conniving;
cunning, crafty, artful, wily, devious, guileful, manipulative;
treacherous, sly, underhanded, deceitful, double-dealing
informal crooked, foxy
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