conniving conniving  /kə ˈnaɪ vɪŋ/


  1. (adj) acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
  2. (adj) used of persons


  1. 'Pretty Little Liars' Tammin Sursok is pregnant

    "Pretty Little Liars" star Tammin Sursok, who plays the conniving Jenna Marshall on the popular ABC Family drama, announced on Twitter Thursday (June 6) that she is expecting a baby, posting a picture of her pregnancy test to Instagram.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  2. Column: Google has never looked lamer thanks to 'The Internship'

    In terms of character, David Fincher's "The Social Network" didn't do Mark Zuckerberg any favors. Lead Jesse Eisenberg portrays the Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO as a conniving, backstabbing, prideful jerk who very well may have stolen much of the idea behind "The Facebook" from people who trusted him.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: amNewYork

  3. Gazette.Net: A weakness by any other name...

    Tom Sawyer shrewdly avoided whitewashing Aunt Polly’s fence by conniving others into doing the work for him. When it was seen as an assigned task, it was detestable.
    on June 6, 2013     Source:


  1. Ms. Royal said: "These are methods from another age. They say a lot about a certain amount of conniving with powerful financial media interests."
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: Segolene Royal Source: Hindu

  2. "All this happened once he got released," Johnson told reporters as he came off the practice field. "He came here to get some stuff out of his locker [and] that is when he scooped the bags up. Some real shyster, conniving stuff, man."
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Rudi Johnson Source:

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