duplicitous

[ doo-plis-i-tuhs, dyoo- ]
/ duˈplɪs ɪ təs, dyu- /

adjective

marked or characterized by duplicity.

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Origin of duplicitous

First recorded in 1960–65; duplicit(y) + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM duplicitous

du·plic·i·tous·ly, adverb
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