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calculated (adj) (of actions) intentional and carefully planned.

When someone in a carefully planned and intentional manner does harm to you, it is a calculated move to harm you. If a person with the intention of damaging the reputation of a great man, spreads bad talk about him in a planned manner, the bad talk so spread is calculated to harm the great man's reputation. A person might claim that the bad writings about them in the press are calculated to lower their image in the public.

  • As no love is lost between William and his wife Ann, all his actions now are calculated to embarrass her and thus force her to seek a divorce from him.
  • The leader maintained that all the allegations of his mismanagement of funds were just baseless and calculated to damage his reputation.
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