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

1 sense of machination

Sense 1
intrigue, machination -- (a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends)
       => plot, secret plan, game -- (a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start")

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