calculating [adj] scheming to manipulate artful, canny, careful, cautious, chary, circumspect, considerate, contriving, crafty, cunning, designing, devious, discreet, gingerly, guarded, guileful, intelligent, Machiavellian, manipulative, politic, premeditating, safe, scheming, sharp, shrewd, sly, wary, wily; concepts 401,403 —Ant. artless, naive, unassuming, uncalculating

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  • Calculating — Cal cu*la ting, a. 1. Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting; scheming; as, a cool calculating disposition. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calculating — calculating; un·calculating; …   English syllables

  • Calculating — Cal cu*la ting, n. The act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calculating — index artful, cold blooded, collusive, discreet, judicious, machiavellian, pensive, politic, provident …   Law dictionary

  • calculating — (adj.) 1710, carrying out calculations, prp. adjective from CALCULATE (Cf. calculate). Meaning shrewdly or selfishly seeking advantage is attested from c.1810 …   Etymology dictionary

  • calculating — circumspect, *cautious, wary, chary Analogous words: *deliberate, designed, considered, studied, premeditated: designing, scheming, plotting (see corresponding verbs under PLAN n): wily, guileful, crafty, artful, cunning, *sly Antonyms: reckless …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • calculating — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ selfishly scheming. DERIVATIVES calculatingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • calculating — [kal′kyəlāt΄iŋ] adj. 1. shrewd or cunning, esp. in a selfish way; scheming 2. performing calculations …   English World dictionary

  • calculating — calculatingly, adv. /kal kyeuh lay ting/, adj. 1. capable of or made for performing calculations, esp. arithmetical calculations: a calculating machine. 2. shrewd; cautious: a wise and calculating lawyer. 3. selfishly scheming: a cold and… …   Universalium

  • calculating — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ coldly ▪ She caught a coldly calculating glint in the other woman s eye. PHRASES ▪ cold and calculating …   Collocations dictionary

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