Associations to the word «Machination»

Wiktionary

MACHINATION, noun. A clever scheme or artful plot, usually crafted for evil purposes.
MACHINATION, noun. The act of machinating or plotting.

Dictionary definition

MACHINATION, noun. A crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends.

Wise words

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