skulduggery


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skul·dug·ger·y

 (skŭl-dŭg′ə-rē)
n.
Variant of skullduggery.

skulduggery

(skʌlˈdʌɡərɪ) or

skullduggery

n
informal underhand dealing; trickery
[C19: altered from earlier Scot sculduddery; of obscure origin]

skul•dug•ger•y

or skull•dug•ger•y

(skʌlˈdʌg ə ri)

n., pl. -ger•ies.
1. dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery.
2. an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; a trick.
[1865–70, Amer.; alter. of Scots sculduddery fornication, obscenity; of obscure orig.]

skulduggery

underhanded, dishonest, or deceptive behavior or actions.
See also: Crime
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skulduggery - verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some wayskulduggery - verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood

skulduggery

noun (Informal) trickery, swindling, machinations, duplicity, double-dealing, fraudulence, shenanigan(s) (informal), unscrupulousness, underhandedness accusations of intimidation and political skulduggery
Translations

skulduggery

[skʌlˈdʌgərɪ] Ntrampas fpl, embustes mpl
a piece of skulduggeryuna trampa, un embuste

skulduggery

[skʌlˈdʌgəri] nmagouilles fpl

skulduggery

n (inf)üble Tricks pl (inf); a bit of skulduggeryein übler Trick (inf); what skulduggery are you planning? (hum)na, was für Schandtaten hast du denn vor? (inf)

skulduggery

skullduggery (Am) [skʌlˈdʌgərɪ] n (fam) → imbrogli mpl, manovre fpl
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