noun as in hanky-panky
But Flagg, too, comes apart in his machinations, bent ever more fully on political domination.
So perhaps the barbed wire and the machinations of the plot did duty for other obstacles that stood between myself and freedom.
True, not all of these threats can be explained by the machinations of a global organization known as al Qaeda.
Impossible plot machinations have been ceded to Machiavelli and the Italian states.
To those unaccustomed to the machinations of the UN, this may seem like yet another insignificant and toothless resolution.
He failed to see that this man had suffered bitterly through his evil machinations.
The villain Longcluse, and the whole fabric of his machinations, may be dashed in pieces by a word.
It is from the plots and counter-plots, the machinations and subterfuges that follow that Miss Bowen justifies her title.
He attacked the usurpations of Robespierre and the machinations of the Jacobins, by which he fell.
Here was another plane of existence where the machinations of men seemed to matter little.
On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to machinations, such as: amour, chicane, chicanery, dalliance, deception, and devilry.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.