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

2 senses of scheme

Sense 1
scheme, intrigue, connive -- (form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner)
       => plot -- (plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government")

Sense 2
scheme -- (devise a system or form a scheme for)
       => plan -- (make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family")

Antonyms of adj scheming

2 senses of scheming

Sense 1
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")

Sense 2
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 scheming

2 senses of scheming

Sense 1
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";)

Sense 2
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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