double-dealing

noun
dou·​ble-deal·​ing | \ˌdə-bəl-ˈdē-liŋ \

Definition of double-dealing 

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: action contradictory to a professed attitude : duplicity

double-dealing

adjective

Definition of double-dealing (Entry 2 of 2)

: given to or marked by duplicity

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double-dealer \ -​ˈdē-​lər \ noun

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deception, fraud, double-dealing, subterfuge, trickery mean the acts or practices of one who deliberately deceives. deception may or may not imply blameworthiness, since it may suggest cheating or merely tactical resource. magicians are masters of deception fraud always implies guilt and often criminality in act or practice. indicted for fraud double-dealing suggests treachery or at least action contrary to a professed attitude. a go-between suspected of double-dealing subterfuge suggests the adoption of a stratagem or the telling of a lie in order to escape guilt or to gain an end. obtained the papers by subterfuge trickery implies ingenious acts intended to dupe or cheat. resorted to trickery to gain their ends

First Known Use of double-dealing

Noun

1529, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1587, in the meaning defined above

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double-dealing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of double-dealing

: the practice of pretending to do or think one thing while really doing or thinking something different : dishonest or deceptive behavior

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