verb (used without object), con·nived, con·niv·ing.
Origin of connive
Related formscon·niv·er, nouncon·niv·ing·ly, adverbun·con·nived, adjectiveun·con·niv·ing, adjective
Can be confusedconnive conspire
Examples from the Web for conniving
He defeated what was left of the Tatars, mostly by conniving with leaders of what was left of the Tatars.Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself|P. J. O’Rourke|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why, then, are we led to believe that her conniving ways are so ineffectual and misdirected?The Abused Wives of Westeros: A Song of Feminism in ‘Game of Thrones’|Amy Zimmerman|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fondly nicknamed “the Worst Boy In Town,” Penrod is conniving but not clever, wicked but rarely cruel.
A sexy, sexual, conniving, social-media mentioning, sexy baby spider!Frank Underwood Will Not Tolerate Insubordination in This Olive Garden|Kelly Williams Brown|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Predictably, Harding was cast as a conniving, violent woman.ESPN’s ‘The Price of Gold’ Revisits the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Scandal|Amy Zimmerman|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, and I have reason to believe that there is plotting and conniving between the Empress and the accursed Christian sect.Valeria|William Henry Withrow
In the former event, if I remained silent, I should be conniving at a marriage which would make her miserable for life.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
Does it of its own accord start forward to meet us, or is it summoned by conniving voices that we cherish at the depths of us?The Treasure of the Humble|Maurice Maeterlinck
Is it likely now that a man like his lordship would be conniving at the escape of a criminal from justice?The Search Party|G. A. Birmingham
This seems strikingly true in our conniving at the faults of our children.Coelebs In Search of a Wife|Hannah More