Definition of designing:
- imagining (part of speech: verb)
- cunning (part of speech: adjective)
ordering (part of speech: verb)
- planning (part of speech: verb)
- predetermining (part of speech: verb)
As the feminine test of feminine success is the impression a woman makes upon men, Adelaide would have been neither human nor woman had she not been pleased with Ross's discreet and sincerely respectful, and by no means deliberate or designing disclosure.- "The Second Generation", David Graham Phillips.
Mrs. Clinton had her Spring garden, in which she was allowed to have her own way, within limits, in the matter of designing patterns of bright- coloured flowers; and she was also allowed a say in the arrangement of the summer bedding, as long as she did not interfere too much with the ideas of the head gardener.- "The Honour of the Clintons", Archibald Marshall.
When Wharton came next to inspect Esther's work, he was told that Mr. Hazard wished to try his hand on designing a figure for the vacant space, and he criticised and corrected it as freely as the rest.- "Esther", Henry Adams.