What is another word for schemer?

111 synonyms found


[ skˈiːmə], [ skˈiːmə], [ s_k_ˈiː_m_ə]

Schemer is a word that typically has a negative connotation, describing someone who is manipulative and cunning in order to achieve their goals. Synonyms for schemer include conniver, plotter, conspirator, strategist, and manipulator. These words all reflect the idea that someone is working behind the scenes to achieve their objectives, often in a deceptive or underhanded manner. Other similar words might include trickster, hustler, or charlatan, although these words might also imply a degree of dishonesty or fraudulence that schemer does not necessarily carry. Ultimately, the choice of synonym depends on the specific context in which it is being used, and what connotations the writer intends to convey.

What are the hypernyms for Schemer?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Schemer

Her dealings were however, of a wider scope and carried out with more histrionic embellishment than those of her sister schemer who, as may have been gathered, had her hands full with her two discontented and recalcitrant daughters.
"A Poached Peerage"
William Magnay
Wantele was no schemer, but there was something in him which made him aware of the schemes of others, even against his own will and desire.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
"Mystic" as well as "schemer," Djabal, for a moment, deceives even himself; and when the crisis is at hand, and reason and conscience reassert themselves, the enthusiasm which he has kindled still forces him on.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

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