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English definition of “calculating”

calculating

adjective     /ˈkæl.kjʊ.leɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/
often controlling situations for your own advantage in a way that is slightly unpleasant and causes people not to trust you: In the film she's depicted as a very cold and calculating character.Sly and devious
(Definition of calculating adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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