Meaning of “duplicity” in the English Dictionary

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"duplicity" in British English

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duplicitynoun [ U ]

uk /dʒuˈplɪs.ə.ti/ us /duːˈplɪs.ə.t̬i/ formal

dishonest talk or behaviour, especially by saying different things to two people:

They were accused of duplicity in their dealings with both sides.

(Definition of “duplicity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)