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Synonyms for duplicity
duˈplɪs ɪ ti, dyu-du·plic·i·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. duplicity

    Deceit is the habit, deception the act; guile applies to the disposition out of which deceit and deception grow, and also to their actual practise. A lie, lying, or falsehood, is the uttering of what one knows to be false with intent to deceive. The novel or drama is not a lie, because not meant to deceive; the ancient teaching that the earth was flat was not a lie, because not then known to be false. Untruth is more than lack of accuracy, implying always lack of veracity; but it is a somewhat milder and more dignified word than lie. Falsehood and lying are in utterance; deceit and deception may be merely in act or implication. Deception may be innocent, and even unintentional, as in the case of an optical illusion; deceit always involves injurious intent. Craft and cunning have not necessarily any moral quality; they are common traits of animals, but stand rather low in the human scale. Duplicity is the habitual speaking or acting with intent to appear to mean what one does not. Dissimulation is rather a concealing of what is than a pretense of what is not. Finesse is simply an adroit and delicate management of a matter for one's own side, not necessarily involving deceit. Compare ARTIFICE; FICTION; FRAUD; HYPOCRISY.

    Synonyms:
    craft, cunning, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, delusion, dissimulation, double-dealing, fabrication, falsehood, finesse, fraud, guile, hypocrisy, imposition, lie, lying, prevarication, trickery, untruth

    Antonyms:
    candor, fair dealing, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth, veracity

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fraudulence, duplicitynoun

    a fraudulent or duplicitous representation

    Synonyms:
    hoax, deceit, fraud, double-dealing, dupery, fraudulence, humbug, put-on

  2. duplicity, double-dealingnoun

    acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another

    Synonyms:
    double-dealing, fraudulence

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. duplicitynoun

    Synonyms:
    dissimulation, chicanery, guile, deceit, deception, hypocrisy, circumvention, artifice, machiavelism, double dealing

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "duplicity":

    duplication, doublespeak, double-speak, deceit

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How to use duplicity in a sentence?

  1. Le Drian:

    There has been lying, duplicity, a major breach of trust and contempt. This will not do. Things are not going well between us, they're not going well at all.

  2. Soona Samsami:

    The notion that the Iranian regime will abandon their nuclear weapons program is misguided and a product of mullahs' duplicity and Western economic and political expediency.

  3. Emmanuel Macron:

    Yes, there was duplicity. Yes, there was a deliberate choice to launch the war when we were still negotiating peace.

  4. Husain Haqqani:

    Presidents [George W.] Bush and [Barack] Obama spoke about Pakistan’s duplicity in private because they thought they could persuade Pakistan to change its behavior that way, president Trump has spoken about it openly after American frustration with the past policy of working with Pakistan quietly.

  5. C. C. Colton:

    Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity than straigthforward and simple integrity in another. A knave would rather quarrel with a brother knave than with a fool, but he would rather avoid a quarrel with one honest man than with both. He can combat a fool by management and address, and he can conquer a knave by temptations. But the honest man is neither to be bamboozled nor bribed.


Translations for duplicity

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  • двуличие, двойственостBulgarian
  • Doppelspiel, Doppelzüngigkeit, DuplizitätGerman
  • διπροσωπίαGreek
  • duplicidadSpanish
  • kaksinaamaisuusFinnish
  • double jeu, duplicitéFrench
  • 二心, 二枚舌Japanese
  • двуличность, двойственность, двуличиеRussian
  • ikiyüzlülük, düzenbazlıkTurkish
  • 表里不一Chinese

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