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Definition 1: the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where designing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he contributed to the design of a new instrument

Synonyms for designing in the sense of this definition

(designing is a kind of ...) the act of creating something by thinking

(... is a kind of designing ) the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise

Definition 2: concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where designing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue
  • a scheming wife
  • a scheming gold digger

Synonyms for designing in the sense of this definition

(designing is similar to ...) marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

"the artful dodger" "an artful choice of metaphors"

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