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Synonyms for prevaricate




  • be direct
  • be frank
  • be straightforward
  • be blunt
  • come straight to the point
  • not beat about the bush

Synonyms for prevaricate

to stray from truthfulness or sincerity

to make untrue declarations

Synonyms for prevaricate

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

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Most football authorites across Europe agree that Liverpool should be allowed to defend the cup Everton are already assured of their place in the Champions League - now it is time for Uefa to stop prevaricating and make the right decision.
But being sorry in retrospect is no good now, and the Environment Agency should stop prevaricating, as this will only make matters worse.
When they start prevaricating we normally walk away.
The Environment Agency had been accused of prevaricating , after taking an age to accept what most anglers thought was already proved.In 1997 it commissioned an independent study to find whether fish stocks in canals needed a close season.
After prevaricating for eight years, the only "solution" they recognize is blowing the country to bits, waiting for total surrender, a policy which leads to the genocide of two nations at once.
We voted to leave and we need to just get on with it instead of all this prevaricating. ROY HUTTON
There can be no more prevaricating -release all the documents to the Hillsborough panel!
Warwickshire County Cricket Club chief executive Colin Povey accused the council of prevaricating and said Birmingham had "shot itself in the foot" with the decision.
At that time they blamed the Local Health Board for failure to complete the business plan for these phases; now they have found another way of prevaricating by refusing to fund fully the revenue cost of running these new phases when built.
Look out for customers increasingly disputing invoices - are they simply prevaricating to muddy the water?
A spokesman for the university said, 'For Rhodri Williams, the chairman of the board, to try and use the occasion in a public statement to wrongly criticise the university for being 'unwilling to accept responsibility for the language' and for prevaricating is grossly insulting.
Allowing the appeal, the judge said that immediately when stopped by police and without prevaricating,Mr Barton said he had been in an accident.
Behind the scenes, President Lyndon B Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) is prevaricating as to whether to agree to the movement's voting demands.