double-dealing

[ duhb-uh l-dee-ling ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈdi lɪŋ /

noun

duplicity; treachery; deception.

adjective

using duplicity; treacherous.

Origin of double-dealing

First recorded in 1520–30

Definition for double-dealing (2 of 2)

double-deal

[ duhb-uh l-deel ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈdil /

verb (used without object), dou·ble-dealt [duhb-uh l-delt] /ˈdʌb əlˈdɛlt/, dou·ble-deal·ing.

to practice double-dealing.

Origin of double-deal

First recorded in 1965–70
Related formsdou·ble-deal·er, noun
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double-dealing


noun

  1. action characterized by treachery or deceit
  2. (as modifier)double-dealing treachery
Derived Formsdouble-dealer, noun
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