duplicitous duplicitous  /du ˈplɪ sɪ təs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

Usage(s):

  1. His style was claustrophobiclots of people jammed into tight spacesand he had a sour view of people's infinite capacity for duplicitous behavior.
  2. I have never been exposed to that kind of duplicitous behavior before, and I want to write you publicly to let you know that I do not approve of it and.
  3. Most found Bush's moral talk either duplicitous or fatuous.

News

  1. The Ratings Agency 'Morons' That Brought Us the Financial Crisis

    The most recent Matt Taibbi story about financial chicanery and corruption concerns the ratings agencies, who happily doled out AAA ratings to packages of shit right up until the whole economy collapsed in 2008. Just how duplicitous were these allegedly impartial pillars of finance? Read more...        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Gawker

  2. Time for Motley, chief to come clean

    Wayne Motley had served barely a month as Waukegan’s new mayor before encountering the first momentous test of his leadership. The job requires broad dedication to civic integrity. What we see thus far makes us wonder if Motley appreciates that standard. The deflecting and duplicitous non-explanations about the military record of new Police Chief Robert Kerkorian offer little honor to the chief ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Lake County News-Sun

  3. Heather Locklear leads a sexy takeover on TNT’s ‘Franklin & Bash’

    It’s time to cut the bromance, “Franklin & Bash”: Here comes Heather Locklear. The 51-year-old actress, best known for playing sexy, ruthless women, joins the TNT courtroom dramedy for its third season starting Wednesday at 9 p.m. Locklear told reporters earlier this month that her role as by-the-book attorney Rachel King won’t be a rehashing of her Golden Globe-nominated turn as duplicitous ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "The time for negotiating from the condescending position of inequality has come to an end," Mottaki wrote, citing "our lack of trust (due to) the duplicitous behaviour of certain big powers" rooted in a post-World War Two colonial mindset.
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Manouchehr Mottaki Source: Reuters

  2. "Merck's irresponsible and duplicitous conduct endangered the health of New Yorkers and wasted our tax dollars," Cuomo said in a statement. "As alleged in the complaint, even as evidence was piling up showing just how dangerous this drug was,...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Reuters UK

  3. "Here comes this evil NBA owner who takes the SuperSonics, screws the city with this duplicitous deal he put together and takes them to Oklahoma," Carey said. "The whole city hates this guy. One of their major sports is gone now. And we come...
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Drew Carey Source: USA Today

Word of the Day
periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /