English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'double-dealing'

(noun) 
Definition
treacherous or deceitful behaviour
There has been some double-dealing.
Synonyms
treachery
He was wounded by the treachery of old friends.
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cheating
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betrayal
She felt that what she had done was a betrayal of Patrick.
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deception
He admitted conspiring to obtain property by deception.
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hypocrisy
He accused newspapers of hypocrisy in their treatment of the story.
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two-timing (informal)
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deceit
He was guilty of theft, fraud and deceit on an incredible scale.
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dishonesty
She accused the government of dishonesty and incompetence.
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trickery
They will resort to trickery in order to impress their clients.
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foul play
I have been the victim of foul play.
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duplicity
He was guilty of duplicity in his private dealings.
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bad faith
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perfidy (literary)
He cited many examples to illustrate the perfidy of his adversaries.
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mendacity
an astonishing display of cowardice and mendacity
(adjective) 
Slimy, double-dealing politicians have betrayed us all.
Synonyms
treacherous
The President spoke of the treacherous intentions of the enemy.
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lying
that lying hound
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cheating
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tricky
They could encounter some tricky political manoeuvring.
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crooked (informal)
She might expose his crooked business deals to the authorities.
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fraudulent
fraudulent claims about being a nurse
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two-timing (informal)
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dishonest
He had become rich by dishonest means.
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hypocritical
It seems hypocritical to pay someone to do the dirty work for me.
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wily
He is an experienced and wily old statesman.
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swindling
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sneaky
One kid can generally tell when another kid is sneaky.
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two-faced
He had been devious and two-faced.
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deceitful
The ambassador called the report deceitful and misleading.
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untrustworthy
His opponents still say he's a fundamentally untrustworthy figure.
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duplicitous
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perfidious (literary)
She says that politicians are a perfidious breed.
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underhanded

Additional synonyms

in the sense of betrayal
She felt that what she had done was a betrayal of Patrick.
Synonyms
sell-out (informal),
double-cross (informal),
breach of trust,
perfidy (literary),
unfaithfulness,
falseness,
inconstancy
in the sense of crooked
Definition
dishonest or illegal
She might expose his crooked business deals to the authorities.
in the sense of deceit
Definition
behaviour intended to deceive
He was guilty of theft, fraud and deceit on an incredible scale.
Synonyms
cheating,
misrepresentation,
fraudulence,
slyness,
deceitfulness,
underhandedness

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