Definition of duplicity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//djuːˈplɪsəti//
; NAmE NAmE//duːˈplɪsəti//
[uncountable] (formal) Dishonest
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dishonest behaviour that is intended to make somebody believe something which is not true synonym deceit See related entries: Dishonest Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French duplicite or late Latin duplicitas, from Latin duplic- ‘twofold’, from duo ‘two’ + plicare ‘to fold’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: duplicity