Definition of Double-dealing

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

Exact synonyms: Duplicity
Generic synonyms: Deceit, Deception, Dissembling, Dissimulation
Derivative terms: Duplicitous



2. Adjective. Marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another. "A double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"

Definition of Double-dealing

1. Adjective. (context: of a person) Cheating, dishonest; treacherous. ¹

2. Noun. deceit or treachery ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Double-dealing

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double-dealing (current term)
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Literary usage of Double-dealing

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1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"a Roman settler or visitor sued or was sued by a native ; and the litigious Greek, the supple Syrian, the Gaulish chieftain, and the double-dealing Numidian ..."

2. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... Ciudad Rodrigo—Sir John Cradock prepares to take a defensive position at Passo d'Arcos—Double dealing of the regency—The populace murder foreigners, ..."

3. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"More revolting are the want of straightforwardness, nay, the falseness, the double-dealing by which the policy of Leo X., as a true statesman of the ..."

4. The Secret History of the Oxford Movement by Walter Walsh (1899)
"... Establishes a Monastery—Pusey gives his approval—Newman's double dealing about it—Lockhart's experience in this Monastery—Mark Pattison's experience—" ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Agency: Including Not Only a Discussion of the by Floyd Russell Mechem (1914)
"Remedies for Double Dealing. § 2137. How when third person conspires with agent.—As has been seen in the preceding section the third person who has been ..."

6. Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English by Charles John Smith (1893)
"double-dealing. . TW former relates to character ( Lat. ... double-dealing is acting in such a way as to have a double line of conduct, and commonly to give ..."

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