double-dealing


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Synonyms for double-dealing

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being or acting so as to conceal one's real intentions

the act or practice of deceiving

Synonyms for double-dealing

acting in bad faith

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

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Mr Cameron said that the PM was "quite wrong" to claim there had been no double-dealing.
In this speech, Hamlet famously admonished the actors not to let the "Clowne speak / More then is set down...." Privileging writing, Hamlet goes on in this same speech, however, to clown and improvise himself: "the First Quarto was marked," Weimann argues, "by a hybrid source of authority, one that was as 'divided against itself' as the double-dealing poetics that, simultaneously, informed Hamlet's antic clowning and his own advice against it" (28).
So, we get Primary Colors, whose flip betrayal of its depiction of campaign skullduggery ends in an earnest, we're-gonna-make-history blather; The Patriot's equation of pacifism with flag-waving slaughter; The Contender's preposterously hyper-left pronouncements mated to the amused glorification of federal double-dealing.
Until 1948, Thurmond's story was one of monotonous political success, with no more than the usual treachery and double-dealing (in fact, probably less than usual).
Sadly, it's more like business as usual in the free-wheeling, double-dealing realm of government contracting, where companies often straddle the public and private sectors to maximize profits from both, and fritter away taxpayers' money on expenses that would give even William Sessions pause.
The rewarding chapters track the machinations and double-dealing among rival politicians and black nationalists during Washington's first campaign.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva, Alexey Borodavkin announced that the US-led coalition has not given up the double-dealing with terrorists in Syria, while support for extremists from abroad continues.
The slippery son of privilege, a tycoon who has grown richer and stupider on his father's wealth, is a double-dealing, snake oil salesman who cannot be trusted to tell the truth, never mind take possession of enough nuclear weapons to destroy mankind.
Opposition Conservative leader David Cameron said earlier that Britain faced accusations of "double-dealing" over the release of the Megrahi, promising one thing to Libya and another to the United States.
A STRONG cast of sharply-drawn characters gives detective Bob Burns and his two unlikely sidekicks plenty to cope with in an intriguing story of greed and double-dealing that's sparked off by the discovery of a severed finger in a cruise ship passenger's quiche lorraine.
It used to be used on spy stories to great effect (lots of double-dealing) but on this occasion it is big business and diplomats who arecast as the villains.
Superior, glossily stylish crime drama, laden with twists and double-dealing, and starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.
But subversive agendas and double-dealing are the name of the game in the international community.
The intricate web of backstabbing and double-dealing that began in the first volume of the series continues, but to the mixture is added a good dose of sorcery and lesser magic.
But Belfast man Freddie Scappaticci would spend the rest of the year denying he was the man in question - until he was later grilled by the IRA about his double-dealing.