UK [djuːˈplɪsɪtəs] / US [duˈplɪsɪtəs] adjective formal
behaving dishonestly in order to trick someone

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  • duplicitous — du·plic·i·tous /dü pli sə təs, dyü / adj: marked by duplicity a duplicitous indictment Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • duplicitous — du*plic i*tous adj. exhibiting duplicity[2]; deceitful; double dealing. Syn: ambidextrous, deceitful, double dealing, two faced. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duplicitous — 1831; see DUPLICITY (Cf. duplicity) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • duplicitous — [adj] deceptive cheating, deceitful, dishonest, double dealing, shady, two faced, two timing; concepts 401,582 …   New thesaurus

  • duplicitous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deceitful …   English terms dictionary

  • duplicitous — [do͞o plis′ə təs, dyo͞oplis′ə təs] adj. having duplicity; deceitful …   English World dictionary

  • duplicitous — [[t]djuːplɪ̱sɪtəs, AM duː [/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is duplicitous is deceitful. He is a possessive, duplicitous and unreasonable man …   English dictionary

  • duplicitous — duplicity du‧plic‧i‧ty [djuːˈplɪsti ǁ duː ] noun [uncountable] formal dishonest behaviour that is intended to deceive someone: • She accused him of duplicity in the negotiations. duplicitous adjective …   Financial and business terms

  • duplicitous — adjective Date: 1928 marked by duplicity ; deceptive in words or action • duplicitously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • duplicitous — duplicitously, adv. /dooh plis i teuhs, dyooh /, adj. marked or characterized by duplicity. [1960 65; DUPLICIT(Y) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • duplicitous — adjective /djʊˈplɪsɪtəs,duːˈplɪsətəs,djuːˈplɪsətəs/ Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech. Syn: deceitful, double dealing, two faced See Also: duplicate, duplicitously …   Wiktionary

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