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Synonyms for prevarication

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  1. prevarication

    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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lie, prevarication(noun)

    a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

    evasiveness, equivocation, lying, fabrication, lie

  2. equivocation, prevarication, evasiveness(noun)

    intentionally vague or ambiguous

    tergiversation, fabrication, evasiveness, equivocation, lying, evasion, lie

  3. lying, prevarication, fabrication(noun)

    the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

    lying, fictionalisation, fabrication, manufacturing, evasiveness, assembly, manufacture, equivocation, lie, fictionalization, fiction, fable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prevarication(n.)

    equivocation, cavil, quibble

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "prevarication":

    graft, equivocation, evasion

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  1. Owen Smith:

    We should be getting on with it [Hinkley Point] not least because there are thousands and thousands of jobs depending on this project, prevarication and weakness from the government is leading to jeopardising those jobs.

  2. Nuha Ftaima:

    Without prevarication I say it. We call for a military solution.

  3. Milorad Dodik:

    ...There is no time for delay, for prevarication or for obstructionism from any quarter.

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Translations for prevarication

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  • Wahrheitsverzerrung, Verstoß, Übertretung, Verfehlung, Tatsachenverdrehung, AusfluchtGerman
  • échappatoire, faux-fuyant, prévarication, dérobade, subterfugeFrench
  • draaierij, uitvluchtDutch
  • utfluktNorwegian

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