scheming UK US /ˈskiːmɪŋ/ adjective DISAPPROVING
used to describe someone who makes clever secret plans intended to deceive others: »

a scheming businessman

scheming UK US /ˈskiːmɪŋ/ noun [U] DISAPPROVING
behaviour or activities that involve making clever secret plans intended to deceive people: »

The organization has been tied up in endless controversy and political scheming.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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