Definitions and translations for "prevarication"

Definition of prevarication

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1. Deviation from what is right or correct; transgression, perversion.
2. Evasion of the truth; deceit, evasiveness.
Prevarication became the order of the day in his government while truth was a stranger in those halls.
3. A secret abuse in the exercise of a public office.
4. The collusion of an informer with the defendant, for the purpose of making a sham prosecution.
5. A false or deceitful seeming to undertake a thing for the purpose of defeating or destroying it.
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English - English - prevarication

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n. deception, act of intentionally misleading; lie, untruth, false statement
n. corrupt practices, practice of stealing and taking advantage of others; maladministration, misgovernment

English - Spanish - prevarication

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s. prevaricación, prevaricato, tergiversación

English - French - prevarication

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n. déception; tergiversation, hésitation; mensonge

English - German - prevarication

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n. Ausflucht, Umgehung der Wahrheit

English - Italian - prevarication

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s. il giocare sull'equivoco; tergiversazione, risposta evasiva; menzogna, bugia

English - Polish - prevarication

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n. wykręt, krętactwo, dwuznacznik, dwuznaczność, matactwo, kłamstwo

English - Portuguese - prevarication

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s. embuste, engano; mentira; prevaricação

English - Romanian - prevarication

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n. ocolirea adevărului

English - Russian - prevarication

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с. увиливание, уклончивость

English - Turkish - prevarication

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i. kaçamak söz, yalan, yalan ifade

English - Ukrainian - prevarication

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n. ухиляння

English - Dutch - prevarication

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zn. leugen

English - Greek - prevarication

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ουσ. υπεκφυγή, ανακρίβεια, διαστροφή, στρεψοδικία

English - Arabic - prevarication

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‏مراوغة، عذز، نصف الحقيقة، مواربة‏

English - Chinese - prevarication

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(名) 支吾; 搪塞

English - Chinese - prevarication

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(名) 支吾; 搪塞

English - Hindi - prevarication

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n. वाक्‌-छल

English - Japanese - prevarication

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(名) うそつき, ごまかし, 偽り

English - Vietnamese - prevarication

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n. lời nói không rỏ ràng
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Synonyms for prevarication
falsehood: fabrication, lie, fib, untruth, falsification, invention, mendacity