double-dealing

[ duhb-uhl-dee-ling ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈdi lɪŋ /

noun

duplicity; treachery; deception.

adjective

using duplicity; treacherous.

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Origin of double-dealing

First recorded in 1520–30
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British Dictionary definitions for double-dealing

double-dealing

noun

  1. action characterized by treachery or deceit
  2. (as modifier)double-dealing treachery

Derived forms of double-dealing

double-dealer, noun
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