double-dealing


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dou·ble-deal·ing

(dŭb′əl-dē′lĭng)
adj.
Duplicitous or deceitful; treacherous.
n.
Duplicity or deceit; treachery.

dou′ble-deal′er n.

double-dealing

n
a. action characterized by treachery or deceit
b. (as modifier): double-dealing treachery.
ˈdouble-ˈdealer n

dou′ble-deal′ing



n.
1. deception or treachery; duplicity.
adj.
2. using duplicity; treacherous.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.double-dealing - acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another
dissimulation, deception, dissembling, deceit - the act of deceiving
Adj.1.double-dealing - marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of anotherdouble-dealing - 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
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

double-dealing

adjective
1. treacherous, lying, cheating, tricky, crooked (informal), fraudulent, two-timing (informal), dishonest, hypocritical, wily, swindling, sneaky, two-faced, deceitful, untrustworthy, duplicitous, perfidious, underhanded Slimy, double-dealing politicians have betrayed us all.

double-dealing

adjective
Being or acting so as to conceal one's real intentions:
noun
The act or practice of deceiving:
Translations

double-dealing

[ˈdʌblˈdiːlɪŋ] Ntrato m doble, juego m doble, duplicidad f

double-dealing

[ˌdʌblˈdiːlɪŋ] ndoppio gioco

double

(ˈdabl) adjective
1. of twice the (usual) weight, size etc. A double whisky, please.
2. two of a sort together or occurring in pairs. double doors.
3. consisting of two parts or layers. a double thickness of paper; a double meaning.
4. for two people. a double bed.
adverb
1. twice. I gave her double the usual quantity.
2. in two. The coat had been folded double.
noun
1. a double quantity. Whatever the women earn, the men earn double.
2. someone who is exactly like another. He is my father's double.
verb
1. to (cause to) become twice as large or numerous. He doubled his income in three years; Road accidents have doubled since 1960.
2. to have two jobs or uses. This sofa doubles as a bed.
ˈdoubles noun singular
or noun plural in tennis etc, a kind of match with two players on each side. I enjoy playing doubles; (also adjective) a doubles match.
double agent
a spy paid by each of two countries hostile to each other.
double bass (beis)
a type of large stringed instrument, the largest and deepest in sound of the violin family.
ˌdouble-ˈbedded adjective
containing a double bed. a double-bedded room.
double-ˈcheck verb
to check something again. double-check the results of the experiment.
ˌdouble-ˈcross verb
to betray (someone for whom one has already arranged to do something deceitful).
ˌdouble-ˈdealing noun
cheating and deceitfulness.
adjective
cheating. You double-dealing liar!
ˌdouble-ˈdecker noun
a bus etc having two decks or levels.
adjective
a double-decker bus.
ˌdouble-ˈDutch noun
nonsense. You're talking double-Dutch!
double figures
the numbers between 10 and 99. The number of times you have been late is well into double figures.
ˌdouble-ˈquick adjective, adverb
very quick(ly). Get here double-quick / in double-quick time!
at the double
very quickly. He came up the road at the double and rushed into the house.
double back
to turn and go back the way one came. The fox doubled back and went down a hole.
double up
1. to (cause to) bend or collapse suddenly at the waist. We (were) doubled up with laughter; He received a blow in the stomach which doubled him up.
2. to join up in pairs. There weren't enough desks, so some pupils had to double up.
see double
to see two images of everything instead of only one. When I first met the twins, I thought I was seeing double, they were so alike.
References in classic literature ?
Dean, I like you, but I don't like your double-dealing,' he added aloud.
I did not, it is true, like my position in his house; but being freed from the annoyance of false professions and double-dealing I could endure it, especially as no heroic sentiment of hatred or jealousy of the director distracted my philosophical soul; he had not, I found, wounded me in a very tender point, the wound was so soon and so radically healed, leaving only a sense of contempt for the treacherous fashion in which it had been inflicted, and a lasting mistrust of the hand which I had detected attempting to stab in the dark.
For others he will be remembered as a double-dealing politician who talked out of both sides of his mouth.
Credentials established, the assassin finds himself caught up in double-dealing centred on stitching up Donald Sutherland, who plays the man who taught him all he knows.
The facts are shocking: wide-scale killing of civilians by US and NATO forces; torture of prisoners handed over to the Communist-dominated Afghan secret police; death squads; endemic corruption and theft; double-dealing and demoralisation of Western occupation forces facing ever fiercer Taleban resistance.
The PM said that Pakistan, an ally of Britain, was guilty of double-dealing in the war on terror.
Those who loved the previous four will enjoy this double-dealing adventure as it follows a similar formula.
If things continue to deteriorate in this way there inevitably will be civil unrest in the future because everyone has had enough of serial double-dealing, which has culminated in the sorry expenses saga and the breaking of pledges.
There was no conspiracy, no cover-up, no double-dealing, no deal on oil, no attempt to instruct Scottish ministers, no private assurances by me to Colonel Gaddafi," Mr Brown told an audience in Birmingham.
They stand accused of double-dealing, saying one thing to the Libyans and something else to the Americans.
Mr Cameron said the PM was "quite wrong" to claim there had been no double-dealing.
On our part, there was no conspiracy, no cover-up, no double-dealing, no deal on oil, no attempt to instruct Scottish ministers, no private assurances by me to (Libyan leader) Colonel (Muammar) Gaddafi," Brown said at an employment summit in Birmingham, central England.