Meaning of “conniving” in the English Dictionary

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"conniving" in British English

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connivingadjective

uk /kəˈnaɪ.vɪŋ/ us /kəˈnaɪ.vɪŋ/

A conniving person deceives others for their own advantage:

He's a conniving bastard!

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

"conniving" in American English

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connivingadjective

us /kəˈnɑɪ·vɪŋ/

planning secretly, esp. in doing something wrong:

a cold, conniving man

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

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