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[doo-plis-i-tuh s, dyoo-] /duˈplɪs ɪ təs, dyu-/
marked or characterized by duplicity.
Origin of duplicitous
1960-65; duplicit(y) + -ous
Related forms
duplicitously, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for duplicitous
  • Name calling, duplicitous plotting, coercing family and friends.
  • In this case acting as chair is a good opportunity to practice being supercilious and duplicitous.
  • The personalities emerge sharper, firmer and more duplicitous.
  • Authenticity is embracing the fact that we're necessarily duplicitous beings.
  • But the phone and cable companies are themselves being duplicitous.
  • Obviously there were duplicitous standards being applied.
  • And so the duplicitous mind games continue, from strength to strength.
  • FD is a master of doublespeak: he has managed to conceal his racism behind a wall of duplicitous arguments.
  • duplicitous idiots who all deserve a clean out both physically and morally.
  • Otherwise their project comes off as confused, confusing and duplicitous.
Word Origin and History for duplicitous

1831; see duplicity + -ous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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