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Duplicity vs. Duplicitous

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Duplicitynoun

Intentional deceptiveness; double-dealing.

Duplicitousadjective

Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.

Duplicitynoun

Doubleness; a twofold state.

‘Do not affect duplicities nor triplicities, nor any certain number of parts in your division of things.’;

Duplicitous

exhibiting duplicity{2}; deceitful; double-dealing.

Duplicitynoun

Doubleness of heart or speech; insincerity; a sustained form of deception which consists in entertaining or pretending to entertain one set of feelings, and acting as if influenced by another; bad faith.

‘Far from the duplicity wickedly charged on him, he acted his part with alacrity and resolution.’;

Duplicitousadjective

marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another;

‘she was a deceitful scheming little thing’; ‘a double-dealing double agent’; ‘a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer’;

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Duplicitynoun

The use of two or more distinct allegations or answers, where one is sufficient.

Duplicitynoun

a fraudulent or duplicitous representation

Duplicitynoun

acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another

Duplicitynoun

deceitfulness

‘the president was accused of duplicity in his dealings with Congress’;

Duplicitynoun

the state of being double.

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