- duplicity; treachery; deception.
- using duplicity; treacherous.
Origin of double-dealing
- to practice double-dealing.
Origin of double-deal
Related Words for double-dealingdouble, lying, fraud, deception, duplicity, hypocrisy, dishonesty, perfidy, chicanery, deceit, mendacity, treachery, trickery, chicane, crooked, dishonest, duplicitous, fraudulent, hypocritical, insincere
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Contemporary Examples of double-dealing
Well, if Washington had any brains, it would not continue to let Karzai get away with this double-dealing.Shove It, Karzai!
Leslie H. Gelb
June 20, 2011
It's a legitimate question from those critical of Obama and wary of the Pakistani army's double-dealing.Can This Man End the Afghan War?
October 22, 2010
Historical Examples of double-dealing
I am weary of its double-dealing, and tired of its gilded falsehood.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
You don't mean to say you do not believe my son and me—that you suspect us of double-dealing!Steve and the Steam Engine
Sara Ware Bassett
The child was too young to reason, too simple by nature to give any thought to double-dealing.A Modern Tomboy
L. T. Meade
His double-dealing was rather too much even for the Holy Alliance.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
It is averse to knavery, to crafty guile and double-dealing.Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
- action characterized by treachery or deceit
- (as modifier)double-dealing treachery