duplicitous

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  • adj

Synonyms for duplicitous

Synonyms for duplicitous

marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

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It is psychologically liberating to acknowledge the unsettling insights we cannot help but accumulate into universal duplicitousness.
Hlady worked for Venerini Academy, he made 26 trips and spent much of the money the school paid him on gambling and adult entertainment, the prosecutor said, noting "the duplicitousness of this individual.
It is the duplicitousness that enrages me and most other women I have spoken to.
Lastly, a reading strategy that looks at The Life and Death of Jack Straw as formally constructed around the duplicitousness of Nobs and with a sympathetic view of the rebels provides us with a way of making comprehensible the single piece of evidence we have not only of Jack Straw being performed, but of how audiences reacted to its performance.
Such duplicitousness led Es'kia Mphahlele to vent his disgust with the sentimental "Western attachment to animals" (cited in van Wyk Smith 1990: 107); clearly Mpahlele was not suggesting that Africans have no attachment to animals or consideration for environmental matters, but rather that if whites patently did not care about other (black) human beings, then their ecological concern was misplaced.
As can be seen in many slave narratives, duplicitousness was a necessary tool of usurping or undermining power for many slaves.