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duplicity

du·plic·i·ty

duplicity

 
 
pronunciation:
du plI sih ti
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: duplicities
definition 1: deceitful speech or action.
She was more hurt by her husband's duplicity--his lying and covering up--than she was by his desire for a divorce.
synonyms:
deceit, guile
antonyms:
honesty
similar words:
chicanery, deception, double-dealing, fraud, intrigue, knavery, trickery
definition 2: the condition or quality of doubleness.
synonyms:
doubleness, dualism
derivation: duplicitous (adj.)
Word Parts
The word duplicity contains the following parts:
du, duo Latin root that means two
synonyms:
bi-, bin-, di-2, diplo-
 
-ty, -ity, -uity, -eity Latin noun-forming suffix that means state or quality of being