designing

adjective de·sign·ing \ di-ˈzī-niŋ \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of designing

1 : practicing forethought
2 : crafty, scheming
  • falling into the snares of a designing enemy
  • —Charles Dickens

Examples of designing in a Sentence

  1. he suspected his new admirer of being a designing woman who only wanted his money

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First Known Use of designing

1641

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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DESIGNING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of designing for English Language Learners

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



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