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Definitions of duplicity

  1. a fraudulent or duplicitous representation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Doubleness; a twofold state. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The use of two or more distinct allegations or answers, where one is sufficient. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. In indictments, the union of two incompatible offenses. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Deceitfulness; double-dealing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Doubleness: insincerity of heart or speech: deceit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Doubleness of heart or speech; insincerity; deceit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Tricky deceitfulness; double - dealing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Doubleness; doubleness of heart or speech; the act of dissembling one's real opinions, with a design to mislead; in legal pleading, the pleading of two or more distinct matters. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Doubleness of heart or speech; deceit; deception. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for duplicity

  1. But its duplicity on this point is apparent. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  2. I do not recommend duplicity but prudence with such people. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats