Definition of duplicity in English:

duplicity

Syllabification: du·plic·i·ty
Pronunciation: /d(y)o͞oˈplisitē
 
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noun

  • 2 archaic Doubleness.
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    • When her survey group becomes lost inside the cave, the author uses the experience to propel questions of the duplicity of maps and the ambiguities of human perception.
    • The very label, ‘African American’ intrinsically signifies a duplicity that remains misunderstood and unappreciated by many American and Africans.
    • This concurrence of disparate attitudes toward him creates an ambiguous point of view and indicates a duplicity, if not a multiplicity, of authorship.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French duplicite or late Latin duplicitas, from Latin duplic- 'twofold' (see duplex).

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