duplicity duplicity  /du ˈplɪ sɪ ti/


  1. (n) a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
  2. (n) acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another



  • The duplicity of the real estate agent left a bad taste in the mouth; after negotiating with Girish he went off to sell the property to Rajesh.



  1. America today sends abroad "a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy," branding us an "international pariah," Kerry told the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last month.
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: John Kerry Source: Denver Post

  2. "In Pakistan, we can no longer suffer the duplicity of that government in sort of fighting and not fighting and supporting and not supporting," Miller said.
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: George Miller Source: Times of India

  3. Sen. Bob Corker accused the president of "duplicity": "I've always found it's good to be frank. If you have an opportunity to talk to someone, you should talk about what's on your mind," Corker said, but "he questioned 'the audacity' of...
    on May 26, 2010 By: Bob Corker Source: msnbc.com

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