skulduggery


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skul·dug·ger·y

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

(skʌlˈdʌɡərɪ) or

skullduggery

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

underhanded, dishonest, or deceptive behavior or actions.
See also: Crime
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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
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skulduggery

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

skulduggery

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

[skʌlˈdʌgəri] nmagouilles fpl
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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)
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skulduggery

skullduggery (Am) [skʌlˈdʌgərɪ] n (fam) → imbrogli mpl, manovre fpl
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Think of all the skulduggery over the years involving bankers, politicians and business tycoons.
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However, the electoral commission said "no skulduggery" was involved in the poll, the first since Robert Mugabe was ousted.
He said the only way Sunderland could have spoken with Ross before contacting Saints was if there was some "skulduggery" going on.
St Mirren chairman Gordon Scott says Sunderland have made no approach for manager Jack Ross - and says reports that the Black Cats are close to landing their number one target are nonsense 'unless there is some major skulduggery going on.'
UNION members have described an announcement by Liverpool University to axe more than 200 staff jobs as "a move of incredible skulduggery".
Landy handles her emotional fallout sensitively as, scared to harness her power, and release her visionary ability of foresight, she will only reluctantly give Skulduggery twenty-four hours.
But his ambitions are threatened to be thwarted by sabotage, skulduggery and bad behaviour.
The Tories claim they have a mandate for their skulduggery as their plan was in their manifesto.
Hooray for more outlandish skulduggery and deception in the leafy lanes of the countryside.