duplicitous

[doo-plis-i-tuh s, dyoo-]

adjective

marked or characterized by duplicity.

Origin of duplicitous

First recorded in 1960–65; duplicit(y) + -ous
Related formsdu·plic·i·tous·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for duplicitous
adj.

1831; see duplicity + -ous.

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