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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: