Machination

Definition of Machination

Mach`i`na´tion
n.1.The act of machinating.
2.That which is devised; a device; a hostile or treacherous scheme; an artful design or plot.
Devilish machinations come to naught.
- Milton.
His ingenious machinations had failed.
- Macaulay.

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artifice, behind-the-scenes influence, chicane, chicanery, collusion, complicity, complot, confederacy, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, contrivance, contriving, counterplot, covin, deep-laid plot, design, designing, devices, dodgery, engineering, expedients, finagling, finesse, foul play, frame-up, gambit, game, influence, intrigue, intriguing, little game, maneuvering, maneuvers, manipulating, manipulation, move, pettifoggery, pettifogging, plotting, ploy, political influence, practice, rigging, ruse, scheme, schemery, scheming, sharp practice, skulduggery, sleight, stratagem, supercherie, tactical maneuvers, tactics, trick, trickery, underhand dealing, underplot, web of intrigue, wile, wire-pulling
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