Definition of Tergiversation

1. Noun. Falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language.

Exact synonyms: Equivocation
Generic synonyms: Falsification, Misrepresentation
Derivative terms: Equivocate, Tergiversate



2. Noun. The act of abandoning a party for cause.
Exact synonyms: Apostasy
Generic synonyms: Abandonment, Desertion, Forsaking
Derivative terms: Tergiversate

Definition of Tergiversation

1. n. The act of tergiversating; a shifting; shift; subterfuge; evasion.

Definition of Tergiversation

1. Noun. The act of abandoning something or someone, of changing sides; desertion; betrayal. ¹

2. Noun. The act of evading any clear course of action or speech, of being deliberately ambiguous; equivocation; fickleness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tergiversation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tergiversation

terfluorenes
terfs
terga
tergal
tergant
tergeminate
tergeminin
tergeminous
tergiferous
tergite
tergites
tergiversate
tergiversated
tergiversates
tergiversating
tergiversation (current term)
tergiversations
tergiversator
tergiversators
tergum
terguride
terin
teriparatide
teriyaki
teriyakied
teriyakis
terlinguaite
terlipressin
term-limit

Literary usage of Tergiversation

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1. The Monthly Magazine by Richard Phillips (1826)
"At least there is some bonhommie in his so frankly assigning the real reasons for.his tergiversation—the breaking of a promise on the one part, ..."

2. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1885)
"... in that period of religious transition, when adhesiveness to fixed principles and the absence of tergiversation would not be without their influence. ..."

3. Rise and Fall of the Irish Nation. by Jonah Barrington (1848)
"... the minister—Mr. Arthur Browne's tergiversation—Division—Mr. Foster's speech—Important incident—Bad conduct of the clergy—Very singular circumstance—Mr. ..."

4. The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France by Pardoe (Julia) (1887)
"... the Cardinal Ximenes — He is displaced and dies — The Germans favour the pretensions of Francis — tergiversation of the Pope — Duplicity of Henry VIII. ..."

5. A History of the Commonwealth of Florence: From the Earliest Independence of by Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1865)
"... morning of the Seventh—The pile—tergiversation of the Franciscans—Impatience of the people assembled in the Piazza —Disturbance in the Piazza—Marcuccio ..."

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