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beat around bush

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  • as inprevaricate
  • as inpussyfoot
  • as inramble
  • as install
  • as inweasel
  • as inwelsh
  • as inhem and haw
  • as inelude
  • as inequivocate
  • as inevade
  • as inhedge
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Synonyms for beat around bush

verb deceive; stretch the truth
  • belie
  • cavil
  • con
  • distort
  • dodge
  • equivocate
  • evade
  • exaggerate
  • fabricate
  • falsify
  • fib
  • garble
  • hedge
  • invent
  • jive
  • lie
  • misrepresent
  • misspeak
  • palter
  • quibble
  • shift
  • shuffle
  • tergiversate
  • beat around the bush
  • beg the question
  • phony up
  • put on

Antonyms for beat around bush

  • be honest
  • confront
  • face
  • meet
  • order
  • tell truth
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to beat around bush

evade

verb. get away from

evaded

verb. get away from

evading

verb. get away from

ramble

verb. talk aimlessly, endlessly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.