(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. deceitful, conniving, tricky; see dishonest 1 , false 1 , 2 .

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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 — I adjective artful, beguiling, calculating, clandestine, confidential, connivant, conniving, conspirational, conspirative, conspiratorial, conspiring, covinous, cunning, deceitful, deceptive, defrauding, designing, fraudulent, furtive, guileful,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

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