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pal·ter

 (pôl′tər)
intr.v. pal·tered, pal·ter·ing, pal·ters Archaic
1. To talk or act insincerely or misleadingly; equivocate.
2. To be capricious; trifle.
3. To quibble, especially in bargaining.

[Origin unknown.]

pal′ter·er n.

palter

(ˈpɔːltə)
vb (intr)
1. to act or talk insincerely
2. to haggle
[C16: of unknown origin]
ˈpalterer n

pal•ter

(ˈpɔl tər)

v.i.
1. to talk or act insincerely or deceitfully.
2. to haggle.
3. to act carelessly; trifle.
[1595–1605; of uncertain orig.]

palter


Past participle: paltered
Gerund: paltering

Imperative
palter
palter
Present
I palter
you palter
he/she/it palters
we palter
you palter
they palter
Preterite
I paltered
you paltered
he/she/it paltered
we paltered
you paltered
they paltered
Present Continuous
I am paltering
you are paltering
he/she/it is paltering
we are paltering
you are paltering
they are paltering
Present Perfect
I have paltered
you have paltered
he/she/it has paltered
we have paltered
you have paltered
they have paltered
Past Continuous
I was paltering
you were paltering
he/she/it was paltering
we were paltering
you were paltering
they were paltering
Past Perfect
I had paltered
you had paltered
he/she/it had paltered
we had paltered
you had paltered
they had paltered
Future
I will palter
you will palter
he/she/it will palter
we will palter
you will palter
they will palter
Future Perfect
I will have paltered
you will have paltered
he/she/it will have paltered
we will have paltered
you will have paltered
they will have paltered
Future Continuous
I will be paltering
you will be paltering
he/she/it will be paltering
we will be paltering
you will be paltering
they will be paltering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paltering
you have been paltering
he/she/it has been paltering
we have been paltering
you have been paltering
they have been paltering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paltering
you will have been paltering
he/she/it will have been paltering
we will have been paltering
you will have been paltering
they will have been paltering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paltering
you had been paltering
he/she/it had been paltering
we had been paltering
you had been paltering
they had been paltering
Conditional
I would palter
you would palter
he/she/it would palter
we would palter
you would palter
they would palter
Past Conditional
I would have paltered
you would have paltered
he/she/it would have paltered
we would have paltered
you would have paltered
they would have paltered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.palter - be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
misinform, mislead - give false or misleading information to

palter

verb
1. To stray from truthfulness or sincerity:
2. To argue about the terms, as of a sale:
References in classic literature ?
She was embarrassed to discover that excitement at the proximity of Mr Clare's breath and eyes, which she had contemned in her companions, was intensified in herself; and as if fearful of betraying her secret she paltered with him at the last moment.
Don't we have examples, when high-ranking British representatives, to put it mildly, have paltered with the truth?", said Shulgin.
The policy directives in this regard are one upper primary school for every three primary schools which should be examined over time to have real paltered of opening of schools.