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Definition of "double-dealing" [dou•ble deal•ing•double-dealing]

  • Duplicitous or deceitful; treacherous. (adjective)
  • Duplicity or deceit; treachery. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "double-dealing" in a sentence
  • "Sen. Ben Nelson D., Neb. also lashed out at what he termed Pakistan's "double-dealing.""
  • "U.S. officials are also increasingly frustrated by what they see as Islamabad's double-dealing."
  • "In Crown & Country he provides the reader with enough intellectual rigour to impart context, before livening the page with pithy tales of treachery or cruelty, of double-dealing or disaster."