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

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


(duˈplɪs ɪ təs, dyu-)

marked or characterized by duplicity.
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




[djuːˈplɪsɪtəs] ADJ (frm) → tramposo


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I think it is important that true Tories who show the world what they really think should remain in post and not be replaced by duplicitous frauds who pretend not to hold us plebs in utter contempt, whilst holding the same frank and forthright views as Mr Mitchell.
IT'S coming out in all its disgraceful, duplicitous detail.
I CAN only concur in general with the writers who state that although the BNP are very unpleasant, our duplicitous politicians from all three parties are not only politically correct but are selling us out to Europe without any thought of what the British public really want.
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She has turned her back on an embittered Elaine Whitfield Sharp, the lawyer who dedicated so much time and energy to defending her, but whose beliefs were to be so utterly overturned that she decided her former client was a 'duplicitous monster'.
Maybe among the sea of duplicitous politicians, saucy vicars, corrupt industrialists, and the rest who daily sleaze up the front page, artists, like good deeds in a naughty world, will come to form the only respectable (and second oldest) profession left.
Turns out her husband isn't the only one who has been concealing duplicitous secrets.
BRITAIN'S "duplicitous" actions over the release of the Lockerbie bomber will damage its relationship with America for years to come, it was claimed yesterday.
The boys have disowned their duplicitous father and mother who are lost to them forever.
So Tony Blair's euro-project is not about duplicitous benefits but about the closure of all government on the Islands of Britain and its transference to the Continent.That is the bottom line.
This unexceptional film looks to be confined to Latin-American territories as it stitches together a story of duplicitous friends, a cheating wife and a demanding mistress into a fairly commonplace drama of midlife crisis and middle-class ennui leading to drastic extremes.