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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. duplicitynoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "duplicity":

    duplication, doublespeak, double-speak, deceit

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How to use duplicity in a sentence?

  1. David Horovitz:

    The sense in Israel, and it goes way beyond Netanyahu, is that the president underestimates Iran's duplicity, underestimates Iran's ruthlessness, the religious imperative behind its ideology.

  2. 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.

  3. Bella Dodd:

    I was at last beginning to see how ignorant I had become, how long since I had read anything except Party literature. I thought of our bookshelves stripped of books questioned by the Party, how when a writer was expelled from the Party his books went, too. I thought of the systematic rewriting of Soviet history, the revaluation, and in some cases the blotting out of any mention of such persons as Trotsky. I thought of the successive purges. Suddenly I too wanted the answers to the questions Senator Hickenlooper was asking and I wanted the truth. I found myself hitting at the duplicity of the Communist Party.

  4. 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.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    And then there are many who lead the life of duplicity, not realizing that as they disguise themselves away from others, more they drift away from themselves. It's a poetic justice that the web of deceit and duplicity they begin to weave inside out, thus always turns around to return home outside in.

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Translations for duplicity

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  • двуличие, двойственостBulgarian
  • Doppelspiel, Doppelzüngigkeit, DuplizitätGerman
  • διπροσωπίαGreek
  • duplicidadSpanish
  • kaksinaamaisuusFinnish
  • duplicité, double jeuFrench
  • 二枚舌, 二心Japanese
  • двуличие, двуличность, двойственностьRussian
  • düzenbazlık, ikiyüzlülükTurkish
  • 表里不一Chinese

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