Definition of designing in English:

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designing

Pronunciation: /dɪˈzʌɪnɪŋ/

adjective

[attributive]
Acting in a calculating, deceitful way: a designing little minx
More example sentences
  • 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.
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