from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.

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  • adj. Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. exhibiting duplicity{2}; deceitful; double-dealing.

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

  • adj. marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another


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  • The moment of high drama came when members of the Iraqiya bloc - which, by a slim margin, won more seats in Iraq's 325-member parliament than any other bloc - walked out of the session to protest what they called duplicitous tactics by political rivals and broken promises to roll back a controversial law that they feel unfairly targeted their members.

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  • He did brief officials, including MacKay, about the problems of the NDS, which he described as duplicitous and open to manipulation by politically powerful people behind the scenes.

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  • Go hangout with Sarah and Dick and continue to live in duplicitous stupid bliss!

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  • Roy Moore may be many things, but duplicitous is not one of them.

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  • He says, "They conduct what I call duplicitous PR campaigns.

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  • If you survey informed Americans, you will hear Pakistanis described as duplicitous, paranoid, self-pitying and generally infuriating.

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  • The most interesting part of WikiGate deals with Pakistan's supposedly "duplicitous" behavior in aiding the US-led war while maintaining secret links with Taliban and its allies.

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  • In addition the Iraqi government sees the Saudis as their biggest threat, the border wars with Yemen grow more deadly each year and relations with 'duplicitous' Syria have never fully recovered from the killing of Rafik Hariri in 2005.

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  • Comcast called Level 3's position "duplicitous" and said a previous deal for the companies to handle traffic for each other had become unbalanced in Level 3's favor.

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