double-talk


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dou′ble-talk`

or dou′ble•talk`,



n.
1. speech using nonsense syllables along with words in a rapid patter.
2. deliberately evasive or ambiguous language.
v.i.
3. to engage in double-talk.
v.t.
4. to accomplish or persuade by double-talk.
[1935–40, Amer.]
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As this developed, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said President Duterte has had enough of the communist movement's penchant for double-talk and continued acts of atrocities against the Filipino people.
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So far, we are the only party ready for such an eventuality while others engage in double-talk for the belated summoning of the electoral supervisory commission by 24 hours is regarded by the LF as unconstitutional," he said.
He also accused the opposition of double-talk and responding to the royal initiative to resume talks with more incitement, defamation and fallacies.
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