Meaning of “calculating” in the English Dictionary

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"calculating" in British English

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calculatingadjective

uk /ˈkæl.kjə.leɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈkæl.kjə.leɪ.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.

(Definition of “calculating” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"calculating" in American English

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calculatingadjective

us /ˈkæl·kjəˌleɪ·t̬ɪŋ/

using other people or situations as a way to get something you want, esp. in a selfish or secret way:

The letter reveals a very calculating young man who had always sought a career in politics.

(Definition of “calculating” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)