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See definition of contriving on Dictionary.com
  • as incalculating
  • as indeep
  • as indiplomatic
  • as inMachiavellian
  • as inoperating
  • as inshifty
  • as inmaking

synonyms for contriving

  • canny
  • considerate
  • devious
  • manipulative
  • scheming
  • shrewd
  • wily
  • designing
  • guarded
  • Machiavellian
  • artful
  • careful
  • cautious
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • discreet
  • gingerly
  • guileful
  • intelligent
  • politic
  • safe
  • sharp
  • sly
  • wary

antonyms for contriving

MOST RELEVANT
  • foolish
  • honest
  • open
  • artless
  • naive
  • unassuming
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      How to use contriving in a sentence

      If any of her work were turned into a screenplay, there would be no need to contrive sets or costumes.
      WORLD CLASS: REMEMBERING LEGENDARY TRAVEL WRITER JAN MORRISLIZA WEISSTUCHDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
      Wonderful ingenuity has been shown in contriving a means to enable people to ascend the Wetterhorn Mountain in Switzerland.
      THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
      Before church time walking with my father in the garden contriving.
      DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
      Now they were this day contriving to get her presently to marry one Hayes that was there, and I did seem to persuade her to it.
      DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
      My thoughts had been almost entirely occupied in contriving means to get into prison.
      FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
      Rash young creatures, elder of them hardly above five-and-twenty yet: not good at contriving measures.
      HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
      Have not later generations the same faculty as the earlier of contriving schemes to reach their ends?
      SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
      Even as a child he busied himself with contriving and constructing mechanical appliances, mostly toys.
      INVENTIONBRADLEY A. FISKE
      Their first trip was marked by an accident—Williams contriving to overturn the boat.
      THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY, VOLUME I (OF 2)FLORENCE A. THOMAS MARSHALL
      If ever there were a pair of artful, contriving, scheming humbugs, it is this worthy couple.
      PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 100., JAN. 31, 1891VARIOUS
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
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      capacitor

      WORDS RELATED TO CONTRIVING

      • artful
      • astute
      • calculating
      • conniving
      • contriving
      • crafty
      • cunning
      • deceitful
      • devious
      • expedient
      • opportunist
      • plotting
      • shrewd
      • sly
      • underhanded
      • unscrupulous
      • wily
      • Machiavellian
      • artful
      • canny
      • careful
      • cautious
      • chary
      • circumspect
      • considerate
      • contriving
      • crafty
      • cunning
      • designing
      • devious
      • discreet
      • gingerly
      • guarded
      • guileful
      • intelligent
      • manipulative
      • politic
      • safe
      • scheming
      • sharp
      • shrewd
      • sly
      • wary
      • wily
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