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conniving

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conniving

verb
present participle of connive

Synonyms & Antonyms of conniving (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to secretly sympathize with or pretend ignorance of something improper or unlawful
  • the principal connived at all the school absences that were recorded on the day of the city's celebration of its Super Bowl victory

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2 to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends
  • suspects that his coworkers are conniving to get him fired

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“Conniving.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/conniving. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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