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  • as inoriginal
  • as inmaking
  • as inplanning

synonyms for devising

  • creative
  • imaginative
  • innovative
  • inventive
  • seminal
  • unconventional
  • unusual
  • envisioning
  • formative
  • novel
  • quick
  • ready
  • sensitive
  • avant garde
  • breaking new ground
  • causal
  • causative
  • conceiving
  • demiurgic
  • fertile
  • generative
  • ingenious
  • innovational
  • innovatory
  • inspiring
  • originative
  • productive
  • resourceful
  • unprecedented
  • untried
See also synonyms for: devisings
  • formulation
  • authoring
  • building
  • causation
  • composition
  • conception
  • constituting
  • construction
  • contriving
  • designing
  • fabrication
  • fancying
  • fashioning
  • forging
  • origination
  • performing
  • planning
  • producing
  • production
  • shaping

antonyms for devising

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  • borrowed
  • hackneyed
  • latest
  • old
  • used
  • worn
  • destruction
  • ruin
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    How to use devising in a sentence

    The cebus did not wait to be shown how to do things, but was an adept in devising ways to do them himself.
    MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
    His eyes were sighting along an instrument of his own devising as if he were aiming some super-gun of a great air cruiser.
    ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
    I have known you for a long time, and possess the most circumstantial details about the plans you were devising.
    THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
    The greater portion of our life consists in devising means and medication to relieve us of our states of ill health and disease.
    TYRANNY OF GODJOSEPH LEWIS
    He is an inventor devising ways and means to secure all the ends which he has the wit to see.
    HUMANLY SPEAKINGSAMUEL MCCHORD CROTHERS
    This certainly ended his hesitations, and he turned his whole attention to devising a plan for presenting his claim.
    FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
    Hearing that the young lady at the chateau was very ill, he set about devising some means of informing her of her friend's safety.
    FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
    She was constantly devising means for the betterment of the schools, both as to buildings and methods of instruction.
    UNVEILING A PARALLELALICE ILGENFRITZ JONES AND ELLA MARCHANT
    He is not surprised so as to forget this gentle little duty, which was never required of him, but is of his own devising.
    CERES' RUNAWAYALICE MEYNELL
    He seems to have been a young man of great ingenuity, continually making new instruments and devising new experiments.
    AN EPITOME OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINEROSWELL PARK
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO DEVISING

    • authoring
    • building
    • causation
    • composition
    • conception
    • constituting
    • construction
    • contriving
    • designing
    • devising
    • fabrication
    • fancying
    • fashioning
    • forging
    • formulation
    • origination
    • performing
    • planning
    • producing
    • production
    • shaping
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