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Duplicitous or deceitful; treacherous.
Duplicity or deceit; treachery.

dou′ble-deal′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.double-dealer - a person who says one thing and does anotherdouble-dealer - a person who says one thing and does another
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Judas - someone who betrays under the guise of friendship


[ˈdʌbl ˈdiːləʳ] ndoppio-giochista m/f
References in classic literature ?
Though so profound a double-dealer, I was in no sense a hypocrite; both sides of me were in dead earnest; I was no more myself when I laid aside restraint and plunged in shame, than when I laboured, in the eye of day, at the futherance of knowledge or the relief of sorrow and suffering.
Cameron's warped from husky-hugging Mr Nice to austerity's Mr Nasty to his latest incarnation as Mr Double-Dealer.
Here was an actor that Prunella Scales who after playing Congreve's period comedy, The Double-Dealer for chemical plant workers in Billingham with Postlethwaite called him the best Restoration truck driver she'd ever worked with.
Chalabi's record as a double-dealer and unreliable source stretches back for decades.
HHHHI 187THE newest of the action heroes, ex-wrestler The Rock, stars as a bounty hunter sent to bring back a slick-talking double-dealer from the Amazonian rainforest.