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calculating Line breaks: cal¦cu|lat¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkalkjʊleɪtɪŋ/

Definition of calculating in English:


Acting in a scheming and ruthlessly determined way: he was a coolly calculating, ruthless man
More example sentences
  • It is difficult to judge a man as calculating when he seems so natural.
  • It was decidedly hard to do with Mr Cunningham's cold, judging, calculating eyes were staring at us.
  • Whatever the reason, his public persona seems guarded and calculating and his repeated protestations of humility usually fall flat.
informal foxy
South African informal slim
archaic subtle


Example sentences
  • And so they deliberately, consciously, calculatingly, ignored intelligence about the problems that would ensue.
  • To deliberately and calculatingly depict public people as shallow, intolerant, cold and inept, with no truths or facts to back up the portrayals, is nothing short of malevolent.
  • But the transfer of white collar jobs, high tech jobs as a matter of fact, has the potential for seriously undercutting the advantages that the West has calculatingly enshrined into the global trade system for decades.
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