prevarication


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Synonyms for prevarication

Synonyms for prevarication

Synonyms for prevarication

a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

intentionally vague or ambiguous

the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

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Roger Salomone, the EEF's head of business environment policy, said: "Political prevarication and policy reversals have left Britain in the slow lane in developing its infrastructure for decades.
Depuis l'independance du Maroc, a-t-il rappele, la lutte contre la corruption et la prevarication a constitue une revendication premiere des populations.
The tougher measures come just hours after Damascus ended weeks of prevarication and signed an Arab League peace plan allowing international observers to monitor the situation in Syria where, according to the UN, over 5,000 people have been killed since March.
Summary: If rumblings from several parties Tuesday gave cause for optimism over an imminent Cabinet formation, after more than 100 days of prevarication, observers of Lebanon's political scene would be forgiven for proceeding with trepidation.
On every occasion we have been met with every form of prevarication and excuses.
In its latest report into the banking crisis, the Treasury Select Committee said, 'The prevarication on international agreement must not be used as an excuse to delay, or, at worst, prevent reform.
Prevarication incurs further delays to authoritative guidance for the public.
Such a scheme would enable funding to be put together quickly for major schemes, putting paid to painful examples such as the years of campaigning and prevarication over projects like New Street Gateway.
After years of prevarication over where we should put our version of the train system used across Europe, work eventually began on building it in 1998.
After years of Euro prevarication, the Turks have been patient, but forbearance has its limits.
But no--more prevarication and delay was delivered.
Mouse died due to partisan political propaganda and complications of prevarication, commonly known as telling lies and misrepresenting actual history.
Are we now to replace this with quibbling, equivocation, and prevarication and think that we will somehow become saints that way?
I remember, years ago, a marvelous piece that described the stations of indignant denial, prevarication, trimming, excuse-making, and illness that public figures inevitably pass through when they're caught.
CORRECTION: Hailing the Rosenbergs as victims and principled martyrs to an altruistic cause is either misguided foolishness or purposeful prevarication.