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double-talk

dou·ble-talk

double-talk

 
pronunciation:
duh bl tawk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: ambiguous language meant to deceive people or evade problems or issues.
a politician known for his double-talk
synonyms:
equivocation, weaseling, words
similar words:
bunk, cant, circumlocution, claptrap, duplicity, evasion, hokum, hype, lip service, newspeak
definition 2: unintelligible or meaningless talk, usu. uttered rapidly, in which nonsense sounds are intermixed with real words.
synonyms:
gibberish, gobbledygook, hogwash, mumbo jumbo
similar words:
balderdash, baloney, blather, drivel, humbug, poppycock, rubbish, tommyrot, twaddle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: double-talked, double-talking, double-talks
definition: to achieve or persuade by double-talk.
She double-talked her way into a private meeting.The salesman double-talked them into buying a higher-priced house.
synonyms:
beguile
similar words:
con, sucker