Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun designing

1 sense of designing

Sense 1
design, designing -- (the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); "he contributed to the design of a new instrument")
       => creating by mental acts -- (the act of creating something by thinking)

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

7 senses of design

Sense 1
plan, project, contrive, design -- (make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack")
       => create by mental act, create mentally -- (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Sense 2
design -- (plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work")
       => intend, destine, designate, specify -- (design or destine; "She was intended to become the director")

Sense 3
design -- (create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit")
       => create, make -- (create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses")

Sense 4
design, plan -- (make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum")
       => create by mental act, create mentally -- (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Sense 5
design -- (create designs; "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel")
       => create, make -- (create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses")

Sense 6
design -- (conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day")
       => gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise -- (have the idea for; "He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients"; "This library was well conceived")

Sense 7
design -- (intend or have as a purpose; "She designed to go far in the world of business")
       => intend, mean, think -- (have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night")

Antonyms of adj designing

1 sense of designing

Sense 1
designing, scheming -- (concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest; "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming wife"; "a scheming gold digger")

INDIRECT (VIA artful) -> artless -- (simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance")

Similarity of adj designing

1 sense of designing

Sense 1
designing, scheming -- (concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest; "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming wife"; "a scheming gold digger")
       => artful (vs. artless) -- (marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors")

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