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du·plic·i·tous

 (do͞o-plĭs′ĭ-təs, dyo͞o-)
adj.
Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.

du·plic′i·tous·ly adv.
du·plic′i·tous·ness n.

du•plic•i•tous

(duˈplɪs ɪ təs, dyu-)

adj.
marked or characterized by duplicity.
[1960–65]
du•plic′i•tous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.duplicitous - marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of anotherduplicitous - 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

duplicitous

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duplicitous

[djuːˈplɪsɪtəs] ADJ (frm) → tramposo

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