April 1, 2009

Word of the Week

du⋅plic⋅i⋅ty [doo-plis-i-tee, dyoo-]

–noun, plural -ties

1. deceitfulness in speech or conduct; speaking or acting in two different ways concerning the same matter with intent to deceive; double-dealing.
2. a twofold or double state or quality.

1400–50; late ME duplicite < MF < ML, LL duplicitās, with -ite r. -itās; see duplex, -ity

1. deception, dissimulation..

1. straightforwardness.

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