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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
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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.
The double-dealer made headlines for being the highest ranking US official to visit the Hiroshima Peace Park in Japan, after which he and other world leaders (some from nuclear-armed states) issued a call for a "world without nuclear weapons.
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.
Sure, he provided good intelligence on his trading partners in Havana, but he was also a double-dealer who was passing Fidel Castro who-knew-howmany secrets of ours.
Sunday People can reveal today that the man pictured is a notorious double-dealer behind a string of amazing hoaxes.
It is Sir Walter Scott, however, who emerges as the real double-dealer, not only commandeering Jacobite symbolism for a Hanoverian monarch in 1822, but also through his fictional representations of Jacobite heroes; Ravenswood, Redgauntlet, or Vich Ian Vohr may be powerful, even majestic figures, but Pittock points out that they emerge ultimately as adolescents, with no real place in the progressive, commercialized, but essentially, civil, society of nineteenth-century Britain.