Synonyms of designing


1. design, designing, creating by mental acts

usage: the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"


1. plan, project, contrive, design, create by mental act, create mentally

usage: make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"

2. design, intend, destine, designate, specify

usage: plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work"

3. design, create, make

usage: create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit"

4. design, plan, create by mental act, create mentally

usage: make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"

5. design, create, make

usage: create designs; "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"

6. design, gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise

usage: conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"

7. design, intend, mean, think

usage: intend or have as a purpose; "She designed to go far in the world of business"


1. designing, scheming, artful (vs. artless)

usage: 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"

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