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The use of deceit.
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  1. The use of deceit.
  2. The fact or state of being deceived.
  3. The fact or condition of being deceived
Lack of honesty or integrity; improbity.
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  1. Lack of honesty or integrity; improbity.
  2. A dishonest act or statement; fraud, lie, etc.
  3. (Uncountable) The characteristic or condition of being dishonest.
(Countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
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  1. (Countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
  2. (Archaic, rare) Mendacity, deceitfulness; the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful.
  3. Lack of accuracy or truth; falsity; deception
Something of doubtful meaning:
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  1. Something of doubtful meaning:
  2. An ambiguous word, statement, etc.
  3. A confusion or uncertainty about the intention or meaning, especially of a provision in a contract or statute. A confusion or uncertainty about the intention or meaning, especially of a provision in a contract or statute.
An equivocal statement or expression.
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  1. An equivocal statement or expression.
  2. The use of equivocal language.
An ambiguous expression or term
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  1. An ambiguous expression or term
  2. Verbal ambiguity; double meaning
  3. An equivocal word or expression.
A word or phrase so substituted (Ex.: remains for corpse)
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  1. A word or phrase so substituted (Ex.: remains for corpse)
  2. The use of such terms:
  3. The use of a word or phrase that is less expressive or direct but considered less distasteful, less offensive, etc. than another
A means of protection or defense, especially against financial loss:
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  1. A means of protection or defense, especially against financial loss:
  2. A securities transaction that reduces the risk on an existing investment position.
  3. A word or phrase, such as possibly or I think, that mitigates or weakens the certainty of a statement.
A confused mixture or state of things; a jumble:
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  1. A confused mixture or state of things; a jumble:
  2. An instance of walking without lifting one's feet.
  3. (By extension, music) A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.
(Pejorative) A word used to qualify a statement so as to make it potentially misleading.
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  1. (Pejorative) A word used to qualify a statement so as to make it potentially misleading.
  2. An equivocal word used to deprive a statement of its force or to evade a direct commitment.
A light crisp cake made of batter and baked in a waffle iron.
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  1. A light crisp cake made of batter and baked in a waffle iron.
  2. A batter cake like a pancake but crisper, baked in a waffle iron, which gives it a gridlike surface
  3. (Uncountable) Speech or writing that is vague, pretentious or evasive.
An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizing surfaces are forward of the main wing.
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  1. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizing surfaces are forward of the main wing.
  2. A short winglike control surface projecting from the fuselage of an aircraft, such as a space shuttle, mounted forward of the main wing and serving as a horizontal stabilizer.
  3. An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story.
An absurd or highly improbable tale passed off as being true.
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  1. An absurd or highly improbable tale passed off as being true.
  2. An absurd, improbable story
(Countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
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  1. (Countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
  2. Lack of conformity to truth or fact; inaccuracy.
  3. An untrue statement; a lie or an inaccuracy.
Dishonesty
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  1. Dishonesty
  2. The quality or condition of being false.
  3. Something false; esp., a lie
(Medicine, informal) Short form of fibula.
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  1. (Medicine, informal) Short form of fibula.
  2. (Informal) A lie, especially one that is more or less inconsequential.
  3. An insignificant or childish lie.
Anything made up or imagined, as a statement, story, etc.
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  1. Anything made up or imagined, as a statement, story, etc.
  2. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
  3. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
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  1. (Countable) untruth, falsehood
  2. (Uncountable) A lack of veracity
  3. A falsehood; lie
A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood.
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  1. A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood.
  2. A false statement or action, esp. one made with intent to deceive
  3. Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true:
Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
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  1. Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
  2. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud.
  3. Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
A statement that is false. Usually indicating an error rather than an intentional lie.
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  1. A statement that is false. Usually indicating an error rather than an intentional lie.
Romantic legend or tradition:
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  1. Romantic legend or tradition:
  2. A lie:
  3. An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events:
A narrative of real or imaginary events; a story.
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  1. A narrative of real or imaginary events; a story.
  2. A story or account of true, legendary, or fictitious events; narrative
  3. A malicious story, piece of gossip, or petty complaint.
The condition of being false; lack of truth.
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  1. The condition of being false; lack of truth.
  2. An untrue statement; falsehood; lie
  3. A lie or falsehood.
(Informal) An unbelievable story; exaggeration
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  1. (Informal) An unbelievable story; exaggeration
(Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
  2. A kind of story or folk tale characterized by intentionally ludicrous exaggeration and incredible incidents
Anything extraordinarily large
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  1. Anything extraordinarily large
  2. Something exceptionally big or remarkable.
  3. A heinous or outrageous lie
Find another word for prevarication. In this page you can discover 31 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for prevarication, like: deception, dishonesty, falsehood, lie, ambiguity, equivocation, equivoque, euphemism, hedge, shuffle and tergiversation.