Part of speech: noun

Tricky deceitfulness; double - dealing.

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Usage examples "duplicity":

  1. It was the first time in her life that she had seriously determined to act towards the parent she had so long and so tenderly loved, with duplicity. - "The Lights and Shadows of Real Life", T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English.
  2. " Your broken heart seems to have mended quickly," said Braddock, who was trying to suppress his wrath at this instance of Lucy's duplicity, for so he considered it. - "The Green Mummy", Fergus Hume.
  3. But the Courts of Saxony and Hanover had from the first been acting with duplicity. - "History of Modern Europe 1792-1878", C. A. Fyffe.