Character 9
Hyphenation du plic i ty
Pronunciations /dju-/

Definitions and meanings of "Duplicity"

What do we mean by duplicity?

Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech. noun

An instance of deliberate deceptiveness; double-dealing. noun

The quality or state of being twofold or double. noun

In biology, the division of a part of the body of an organism, such as a limb or a digit, into two equivalent parts which may be regarded as equivalent to normal single members. noun

The state of being double; doubleness. noun

Doubleness of heart or speech; the acting or speaking differently in relation to the same thing at different times or to different persons, with intention to deceive; the practice of deception by means of dissimulation or double-dealing. noun

In law, the pleading of two or more distinct matters together as if constituting but one. noun

Doubleness; a twofold state. noun

Doubleness of heart or speech; insincerity; a sustained form of deception which consists in entertaining or pretending to entertain one set of feelings, and acting as if influenced by another; bad faith. noun

The use of two or more distinct allegations or answers, where one is sufficient. noun

In indictments, the union of two incompatible offenses. noun

Intentional deceptiveness; double-dealing. noun

A fraudulent or duplicitous representation noun

Acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another noun

Intentional deceptiveness; double-dealing.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Duplicity

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The word "duplicity" in example sentences

"They know me! they are cautious!" muttered Sybil, biting her lips with suppressed fury; for their forbearance, which she called duplicity, enraged her more than all their flirting had done. ❋ Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (1859)

Dayton used the word "duplicity" in referring to the way stadium talks broke up Nov. 2 over Zellers' e-mail to Republican caucus members opposing a special session. ❋ Unknown (2011)

The other Rebuplican duplicity is to label a piece of legislation opposite of it's intended purpose ( "Healthy Forest Initiative" = cut down the last of America's old-growth forest, "Clean Skies Initiative" = relax pollution laws, release more mercury, sulfer dioxide, etc.) ❋ Unknown (2009)

In some circles that type of duplicity is called, hypocrisy!!! ❋ Unknown (2008)

His duplicity is self evident in his own statements. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Folks, duplicity is equally hollow in the newspaper business as it is in politics. ❋ Unknown (2005)

What they called duplicity was, ironically, my sincere effort at authenticity. ❋ Unknown (2007)

But I think his duplicity is relevant to his character as someone who has built his career on exposing other's private lives. ❋ Unknown (2004)

The whole policy of Prussia at this period was characterized by a duplicity which was manifest to the rest of Europe…. ❋ DAVID G. CHANDLER (1966)

I have used the word duplicity in no depreciatory sense. ❋ John Ruskin (1859)

The most deafening silence - and, quite possibly, duplicity which is to say, improbable denial - has marked, in fact, Duke's Department of Athletics. ❋ Unknown (2007)

When the moguls whine that they can’t share New Media revenues because there are none on Monday, and then bray that digital enterprises are a billion dollar enterprise on Tuesday, the duplicity is clear. ❋ Unknown (2008)

They matter in the way big things matter… which is to say they matter without duplicity, which is to say they matter the way Van Halen did in 1981.2 What you have with the Dixie Chicks is real bluegrass music that doesn’t sound like traditional roots music, just as Eddie Van Halen played blues-based guitar licks that didn’t sound anything like John Lee Hooker. ❋ Chuck Klosterman (2009)

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