double-dealing love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Duplicitous or deceitful; treacherous.
  • noun Duplicity or deceit; treachery.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Duplicity; deceitful practice; the profession of one thing and the practice of another.
  • Given to duplicity; artful; treacherous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective given to deception especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another.
  • False or deceitful dealing; acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another. See Double dealing, under dealing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a person Cheating, dishonest; treacherous.
  • noun deceit or treachery

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another
  • adjective marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

Etymologies

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From the practice of dealing oneself multiple cards in order to gain an advantage

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