AskDefine | Define duplicitous

Dictionary Definition

duplicitous adj : marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another; "she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill; "a double-dealing double agent"; "a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray [syn: ambidextrous, deceitful, double-dealing, Janus-faced, two-faced, double-faced, double-tongued]

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Pronunciation

  • italbrac RP /djʊˈplɪsɪtəs/
  • italbrac US /duːˈplɪsətəs/ or /djuːˈplɪsətəs/

Adjective

  1. Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.

Translations

Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech
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