Definition of dealing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdēliNG/


1 (usually dealings) A business relation or transaction: they had dealings with an insurance company
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  • We're certainly looking into real estate transactions and business dealings.
  • They have achieved that through sound business dealings and good management.
  • Settlements and compromises in business dealings are made through mediation and discussion.
business methods, business practices, business, commerce, trading, transactions;
behavior, conduct, actions
1.1A personal connection or association with someone: my dealings with David consisted of giving him his late-night formula
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  • The original draft called for associates to refrain from ‘all social intercourse and dealings with disloyal persons’.
  • The strange thing is I hardly know the fellow and have had no personal dealings with him.
  • A kind, good natured and most conscientious gentleman, Jimmy was well qualified in his career and always brought the personal touch to his dealings with people.
relations, relationship, association, connections, contact, intercourse;
negotiations, bargaining, transactions;
informal truck, doings
1.2The activity of buying and selling a particular commodity: car dealing drug dealing
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  • Mrs Wood said 50 of the tablets in his house belonged to a friend and that all his drug dealing had been to ‘friends and acquaintances’.
  • Drug dealing was perceived to be the biggest problem by around 10 per cent of both groups who completed the questionnaire.
  • Police will also have the power to charge owners or managers allowing the dealing of drugs.
2The particular way in which someone behaves toward others: fair dealing came naturally to him
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  • Principles and ethics is number one: fair dealing, honesty, morality, taking care of your family, getting married and having children.
  • Throughout their careers, the Richmans earned the trust and respect of countless sports luminaries because of their honest yet fair dealing in print.
  • The secret to success in life is honesty and fair dealing.

Words that rhyme with dealing

appealing, ceiling, Darjeeling, feeling, Keeling, peeling, revealing, self-sealing, shieling, wheeler-dealing, wheeling

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Syllabification: deal·ing

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