Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb connive

2 senses of connive

Sense 1
connive -- (encourage or assent to illegally or criminally)
       => assent, accede, acquiesce -- (to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore")

Sense 2
scheme, intrigue, connive -- (form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner)
       => plot -- (plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government")

Antonyms of adj conniving

2 senses of conniving

Sense 1
collusive, conniving -- (acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end)

INDIRECT (VIA covert) -> overt, open -- (open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots")

Sense 2
calculating, calculative, conniving, scheming, shrewd -- (used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community")

INDIRECT (VIA hard) -> soft -- (compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children")

Similarity of adj conniving

2 senses of conniving

Sense 1
collusive, conniving -- (acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end)
       => covert (vs. overt) -- (secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels")

Sense 2
calculating, calculative, conniving, scheming, shrewd -- (used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community")
       => hard (vs. soft) -- (dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";)

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