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double-dealing

[duhb-uh l-dee-ling]
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noun
  1. duplicity; treachery; deception.
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adjective
  1. using duplicity; treacherous.
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Origin of double-dealing

First recorded in 1520–30

double-deal

[duhb-uh l-deel]
verb (used without object), dou·ble-dealt [duhb-uh l-delt] /ˈdʌb əlˈdɛlt/, dou·ble-deal·ing.
  1. to practice double-dealing.
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Origin of double-deal

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

doublelyingfrauddeceptionduplicityhypocrisydishonestyperfidychicanerydeceitmendacitytreacherytrickerychicanecrookeddishonestduplicitousfraudulenthypocriticalinsincere

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double-dealing

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