prevarication

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Evasion of the truth; deceit, evasiveness

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

Evasiveness as a means of playing for time; procrastination, hesitancy
Deviation from what is right or correct; transgression, perversion
{n} the act of shuffling, cavil, deceit
intentionally vague or ambiguous
the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
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
A false or deceitful seeming to undertake a thing for the purpose of defeating or destroying it
prevaricate
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.

prevaricate
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.

prevaricate
To deviate, transgress; to go astray (from)
prevaricate
To collude, as where an informer colludes with the defendant, and makes a sham prosecution
prevaricate
to use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention
prevaricate
{v} to cavil, shuffle, quibble, waver
prevaricate
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
prevaricate
To undertake a thing falsely and deceitfully, with the purpose of defeating or destroying it
prevaricate
To speak with equivocation; to shuffle; to quibble
prevaricate
{f} lie, make false statements; speak half-truth, embellish the truth; deceive, intentionally mislead
prevaricate
To evade by a quibble; to transgress; to pervert
prevaricate
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 )
prevaricate
To shift or turn from the direct course, or from truth; to evade the truth; to waffle or be (intentionally) ambiguous
prevaricate
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
prevarication

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    [ pri-'var-&-"kAt ] (intransitive verb.) circa 1631. 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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