Conniving is a word that is used to describe someone who is trying to do something that is not in their own best interest. They are usually trying to get something that they don't deserve.

  • The politician was very conniving in her campaign, using dirty tricks to win the vote.

  • The salesman was conniving in his attempt to get the customer to buy the product.

Definition of conniving


acting with a specific goal


calculating, calculative, scheming, shrewd


acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end



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Example Sentences for conniving

  • 1

    They remained with connivance.

  • 2

    The people suspected the connivance.

  • 3

    They connived their own parents.

  • 4

    They would not connive the people.

  • 5

    He could not connive the man.

  • 6

    The richest man connived on the poor.

  • 7

    This escape was achieved through the connivance.

  • 8

    He knew she connived at her.

  • 9

    I believe he was conniving and deceitful.

  • 10

    With the connivance of Tourville, the scan evidence was erased.