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Meaning of DESIGNING

Pronunciation:  di'zIning

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"
  2. [adj]  concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest; "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming wife"; "a scheming gold digger"

DESIGNING is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: artful, design, scheming
 See Also: creating by mental acts, planning



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*sign"ing\, a.
    Intriguing; artful; scheming; as, a designing man.
  2. \De*sign"ing\, n.
    The act of making designs or sketches; the act of forming
    designs or plans.
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