Definition of duplicitous in English:


Line breaks: du¦pli¦ci|tous
Pronunciation: /djuːˈplɪsɪtəs
, djʊ-/


  • 1Deceitful: a duplicitous philanderer
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    • This relates to American exceptionalism, which makes great allowances for seemingly hypocritical or duplicitous behavior as conducted by our leaders.
    • But it's deceptive, duplicitous, and deceitful.
    • How quickly it got duplicitous, deceitful, diabolical, and it just came out really in last episode where the beginning of an alliance was forming.
  • 2 Law (Of a charge or plea) containing more than one allegation.
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    • A count in an indictment charging such a Conspiracy Offence would not be duplicitous.
    • The indictment was not duplicitous or in any way defective, but accurately encapsulated that allegation.



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  • It is applied duplicitously by the ‘supply-siders.’
  • We understand (but do not feel) that these characters are intricately nestled in an odd dynamic, showing love in strange ways, acting duplicitously towards each other.
  • That is the way Labour members operate - duplicitously.

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