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



    BrE BrE//ˌtɜːdʒɪvəˈseɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtɜːrdʒɪvərˈseɪʃn//
    [uncountable, countable](formal)
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  1. 1the act of making statements that deliberately hide the truth or that avoid answering a question directly
  2. 2the act of stopping being loyal to one person, group, or religion and beginning to support another