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Synonyms for connive

connive at something


Synonyms for connive

to work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end

connive at: to pretend not to see

Synonyms for connive

encourage or assent to illegally or criminally

form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

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I mean, who'd suspect a political conniver with a name like .
He dubs Klan publicist Clarke, for instance, a "charlatan" and "avaricious conniver."
Eventually, of course, Holtz would find himself cruelly characterized as a puffed-up, fatuous, two-faced conniver and condoner of all manner of hypocritical practices in the explosive expose of Notre Dame football, Under the Tarnished Dome.
There are two spirits that move through the 176 pages of stories-the good and the bad, the beneficial and the evil, the dreamer and the conniver, the pure and the tainted, and this is the manner of the lesson.
On the other hand, in an ascending-price openoutcry auction, such a conniver among conspirators has to show his or her hand, making such manipulation less likely.
O.K., stop saying she's a sweet old darling, because she's an old conniver, and tell me what she said about the title to that property
Using the ATMS as a foundation, we have built a context mechanisms, much in the spirit of the contexts of QA4 [21] and Conniver [18].
Mick, a flippant conniver, has entrusted a house to his brain - damaged brother, Aston.
That attempt at a steady front is battered and bruised by Volante's own character, a seemingly cunning conniver out for blood one minute, then a broken little girl the next.
Peerless motivator and tactician, unscrupulous conniver and provocateur.
He is a political man in the best sense of the term, a conniver for equality under hostile circumstances, a "frustrated engineer," and still the only president to own a patent (for a machine to lift stuck boats).
She levelled accusations of betrayal against the civil society in general, without discrimination between the serious, the conniver and the corrupt.
Later, he "knows" Sir William Templeton, secretary to the West India Office, for a homosexual and a conniver: "He knew that Templeton was frightened and that his every gesture and inflection was assumed to disguise the fact.
Critics who have seen the draft script for the film say it portrays Zuckerberg as a "borderline-autistic conniver".