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n. pl. du·plic·i·ties
a. Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
b. An instance of deliberate deceptiveness; double-dealing.
2. The quality or state of being twofold or double.
[Middle English duplicite, from Old French, from Late Latin duplicitās, doubleness, from Latin duplex, duplic-, twofold; see dwo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
n, pl -ties
[C15: from Old French duplicite, from Late Latin duplicitās a being double, from Latin duplex]
du•plic•i•ty(duˈplɪs ɪ ti, dyu-)
n., pl. -ties.
1. deceitfulness in speech or conduct; double-dealing.
2. a twofold or double state or quality.
[1400–50; late Middle English duplicite < Middle French < Medieval Latin, Late Latin duplicitās; see duplex, -ity]
syn: See deceit.
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|Noun||1.||duplicity - a fraudulent or duplicitous representation|
|2.||duplicity - acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another|