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designing

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adjective de·sign·ing \di-ˈzī-niŋ\

Simple Definition of designing

  • : having plans to get something in a way that is not honest or fair

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of designing

  1. 1 :  practicing forethought

  2. 2 :  crafty, scheming <falling into the snares of a designing enemy — Charles Dickens>



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