Connivent vs Connivest - What's the difference?

connivent | connivest |

As an adjective connivent

is forbearing to see; intentionally inattentive.

As a verb connivest is

(archaic) (connive).




(en adjective)
  • Forbearing to see; intentionally inattentive.
  • connivent justice
  • (biology) Brought close together; arched inward so that the points meet; converging; in close contact.
  • the connivent petals of a flower, wings of an insect, or folds of membrane in the human system, etc.
    (Webster 1913) ----




  • (archaic) (connive)

  • connive



  • to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude
  • to plot or scheme
  • to pretend to be ignorant of something in order to escape blame; to ignore a fault deliberately
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • to connive at what it does not approve
  • * Burke
  • In many of these, the directors were heartily concurring; in most of them, they were encouraging, and sometimes commanding; in all they were conniving .
  • * Macaulay
  • The government thought it expedient, occasionally, to connive at the violation of this rule.
  • (archaic) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
  • * Spectator
  • The artist is to teach them how to nod judiciously, and to connive with either eye.
  • to be a wench
  • References

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