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calculating

[kal-kyuh-ley-ting] /ˈkæl kyəˌleɪ tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
capable of or made for performing calculations, especially arithmetical calculations:
a calculating machine.
2.
shrewd; cautious:
a wise and calculating lawyer.
3.
selfishly scheming:
a cold and calculating dictator.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; calculate + -ing2
Related forms
calculatingly, adverb
noncalculating, adjective
uncalculating, adjective
uncalculatingly, adverb
Synonyms
3. designing.
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British Dictionary definitions for uncalculating

calculating

/ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
selfishly scheming
2.
shrewd; cautious
Derived Forms
calculatingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for uncalculating

calculating

adj.

1710, "carrying out calculations," present participle adjective from calculate. Meaning "shrewdly or selfishly seeking advantage" is attested from c.1810.

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