I adjective artful, beguiling, calculating, clandestine, confidential, connivant, conniving, conspirational, conspirative, conspiratorial, conspiring, covinous, cunning, deceitful, deceptive, defrauding, designing, fraudulent, furtive, guileful, illicitly covert, indirect, insidious, intriguing, obreptitious, perfidious, plotting, schemeful, scheming, subreptitious, surreptitious, treacherous, undercover, underhanded, wily associated concepts: collusion as a divorce defense, collusive claim, collusive suit, conspiracy, fraud and collusion II index clandestine, deceptive, machiavellian, mendacious

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  • collusive — col‧lu‧sive [kəˈluːsɪv] adjective [only before a noun] collusive activities are ones in which people or businesses share information or secretly make arrangements among themselves to get an unfair advantage: • US companies feel they have been… …   Financial and business terms

  • Collusive — Col*lu sive, a. 1. Characterized by collusion; done or planned in collusion. Collusive and sophistical arguings. J. Trapp. Collusive divorces. Strype. [1913 Webster] 2. Acting in collusion. Collusive parties. Burke. {Col*lu sive*ly}, adv. {Col*lu …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collusive — 1670s, from L. collus , pp. stem of colludere (see COLLUDE (Cf. collude)) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • collusive — [[t]kəlu͟ːsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) Collusive behaviour involves secret or illegal co operation, especially between countries or organizations. [FORMAL] Any evidence of collusive behaviour by the banks could be sent to the… …   English dictionary

  • collusive — collusively, adv. collusiveness, n. /keuh looh siv/, adj. involving collusion; fraudulently contrived by agreement: a collusive agreement to increase prices. [1665 75; COLLUS(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • collusive — /kəˈlusɪv/ (say kuh loohsiv) adjective involving collusion; fraudulently concerted: a collusive treaty. –collusively, adverb –collusiveness, noun …   Australian-English dictionary

  • collusive — collusion ► NOUN ▪ secret cooperation in order to cheat or deceive. DERIVATIVES collusive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • collusive — adjective see collusion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • collusive — adjective secretly acting together for a fraudulent or illegal purpose …   Wiktionary

  • collusive — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. deceitful, conniving, tricky; see dishonest 1 , false 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

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