1. [ adjective ] concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest
Synonyms: scheming

"a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill "a scheming wife" "a scheming gold digger"

Related terms: artful
2. [ noun ] the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
Synonyms: design

"he contributed to the design of a new instrument"

Related terms: creating_by_mental_acts planning design design
Similar spelling:   design