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Deviation from what is right or correct; transgression, perversion
Evasiveness as a means of playing for time; procrastination, hesitancy
Evasion of the truth; deceit, evasiveness

Prevarication became the order of the day in his government while truth was a stranger in those halls.

{n} the act of shuffling, cavil, deceit
the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
A false or deceitful seeming to undertake a thing for the purpose of defeating or destroying it
The collusion of an informer with the defendant, for the purpose of making a sham prosecution
{i} deception, act of intentionally misleading; lie, untruth, false statement
A secret abuse in the exercise of a public office
A lie, or bending of the truth
a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
The act of prevaricating, shuffling, or quibbling, to evade the truth or the disclosure of truth; a deviation from the truth and fair dealing
intentionally vague or ambiguous
To collude, as where an informer colludes with the defendant, and makes a sham prosecution
To deviate, transgress; to go astray (from)
To behave in an evasive way such as to delay action; to procrastinate

At the moment of her departure he could prevaricate no longer, and, confessing to the gambling, told her the truth as far as he knew it--that the guineas had been won by Wildeve.

To shift or turn from direct speech or behaviour; to evade the truth; to waffle or be (intentionally) ambiguous

The people saw the politician prevaricate every day.

to use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention
{v} to cavil, shuffle, quibble, waver
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
To shift or turn from the direct course, or from truth; to evade the truth; to waffle or be (intentionally) ambiguous
If you prevaricate, you avoid giving a direct answer or making a firm decision. British ministers continued to prevaricate. + prevarication prevarications pre·vari·ca·tion After months of prevarication, the political decision had at last been made. to try to hide the truth by not answering questions directly (past participle of praevaricari , from varicari )
To evade by a quibble; to transgress; to pervert
{f} lie, make false statements; speak half-truth, embellish the truth; deceive, intentionally mislead
To speak with equivocation; to shuffle; to quibble
To undertake a thing falsely and deceitfully, with the purpose of defeating or destroying it
To shift or turn from one side to the other, from the direct course, or from truth; to speak with equivocation; to shuffle; to quibble; as, he prevaricates in his statement



    () From Anglo-Norman prevaricaciun, Middle French prevarication, and their source, Latin praevaricatio (“collusion with an opponent; transgression; deceit”), from the stem of praevaricari.

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