Double dealing
Double dealing Dou"ble deal"ing, double-dealing dou"ble-deal"ing False or deceitful dealing; acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another. See {Double dealing}, under {Dealing}. --Shak.

Syn: duplicity. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • double-dealing — Dou ble deal ing, double dealing dou ble deal ing False or deceitful dealing; acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another. See {Double dealing}, under {Dealing}. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Double Dealing — may refer to: Double Dealing (1923 film), an American comedy film starring Hoot Gibson Double Dealing (1932 film), a British film starring Frank Pettingell See also Cheating in poker Double Dealer (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • double-dealing — adj. 1. given to deception especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another; as, they accused each other of double dealing behavior. Syn: ambidextrous, deceitful, duplicitous, two faced. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Double dealing — Dealing Deal ing, n. The act of one who deals; distribution of anything, as of cards to the players; method of business; traffic; intercourse; transaction; as, to have dealings with a person. [1913 Webster] {Double dealing}, insincere,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • double-dealing — [adj] cheating, deceitful ambidextrous, crooked, dishonest, double, duplicitous, fraudulent, hypocritical, insincere, lefthanded*, lying, perfidious, sneaky, swindling, treacherous, tricky, two faced*, two timing*, underhanded, untrustworthy,… …   New thesaurus

  • double-dealing — noun uncount behavior by which you cheat someone, especially by pretending to do one thing while doing the opposite ╾ ,double dealer noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double-dealing — [dub′əl dēl΄iŋ] n. the act or practice of doing the opposite of what one pretends to do; duplicity; deceit double dealer n …   English World dictionary

  • double dealing — index deceptive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • double-dealing — index bad faith, bunko, collusion, deceit, deception, dishonest, duplicity, faithless, false ( …   Law dictionary

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