Paltered
Palter Pal"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Paltered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paltering}.] [See {Paltry}.] 1. To haggle. [Obs.] --Cotgrave. [1913 Webster]

2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle. [1913 Webster]

Romans, that have spoke the word, And will not palter. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Who never sold the truth to serve the hour, Nor paltered with eternal God for power. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To babble; to chatter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Palter — Pal ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Paltered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paltering}.] [See {Paltry}.] 1. To haggle. [Obs.] Cotgrave. [1913 Webster] 2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paltering — Palter Pal ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Paltered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paltering}.] [See {Paltry}.] 1. To haggle. [Obs.] Cotgrave. [1913 Webster] 2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palter — intransitive verb (paltered; paltering) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1600 1. to act insincerely or deceitfully ; equivocate 2. haggle, chaffer Synonyms: see lie • palterer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • pal´ter|er — pal|ter «PL tuhr», intransitive verb. 1. to talk or act insincerely; trifle deceitfully: »Do not palter with the truth. Man crouches and blushes…he palters and steals (Emerson). SYNONYM(S): equivocate. 2. to act carelessly; trifle: »Do not palter …   Useful english dictionary

  • pal|ter — «PL tuhr», intransitive verb. 1. to talk or act insincerely; trifle deceitfully: »Do not palter with the truth. Man crouches and blushes…he palters and steals (Emerson). SYNONYM(S): equivocate. 2. to act carelessly; trifle: »Do not palter with a… …   Useful english dictionary

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