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  1. acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another
  1. marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    a double-dealing double agent
    a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer
    she was a deceitful scheming little thing
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How To Use double-dealing In A Sentence

  • Yet despite presenting a hilarious letter from Bernini's mamma pegging her son as an out-and-out "narcissist"—Mr. Mormando's term—the biographer exculpates the master of any really malicious double-dealing. The Heirloom City
  • Or is he a desperate, double-dealing politician fishing for votes in the San Fernando Valley?
  • The best novels always say something other than what they appear to say; they speak most eloquently from the side of the mouth; they are cunning, double-dealing, and lavishly deceptive.
  • He was a lying, deceitful, disingenuous, hopeless, untalented, flatulent, vainglorious, double-dealing, warmongering, blow-hard ... The Sun
  • He would ultimately be released from the state institution where he was confined for four years, in a legal case that has all the drama and double-dealing of revenge tragedy.
  • To take a leadership role on either side is to enter an atmosphere rife with double-dealing, propaganda, and spin.
  • This dastardly double-dealing duo plays quite well together, injecting a great deal of sinister, urbane menace into the movie, and adding extra levels of complexity to the story.
  • But how many of us realize that the patriotic ‘gunboat’ musicals popular at the turn of the century regularly put wily, double-dealing villains before the public?
  • Your "trusted ally" in the War on Terror, Pakistan, may or may not be a double-dealing rat. Robert Brenner: Captain America vs. Osama Bin Laden
  • U.S. officials are also increasingly frustrated by what they see as Islamabad's double-dealing. CIA Escalates in Pakistan
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