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prevaricating

See definition of prevaricating on Dictionary.com
  • as inevasive
  • as inlying
  • as inmendacious
  • as inperjurious
  • as intruthless
  • as inuntrue

synonyms for prevaricating

  • ambiguous
  • cagey
  • deceptive
  • false
  • misleading
  • unclear
  • vague
  • casuistic
  • casuistical
  • cunning
  • devious
  • dissembling
  • elusive
  • elusory
  • equivocating
  • fugitive
  • greasy
  • indirect
  • intangible
  • lying
  • oblique
  • shifty
  • shuffling
  • slippery
  • sly
  • sophistical
  • stonewalling
  • deceitful
  • deceptive
  • duplicitous
  • equivocating
  • erroneous
  • fallacious
  • false
  • fibbing
  • fraudulent
  • insincere
  • lying
  • perfidious
  • perjured
  • shifty
  • spurious
  • untrue
  • untruthful
  • wrong
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antonyms for prevaricating

MOST RELEVANT
  • clear
  • definite
  • honest
  • truthful
  • direct
  • forthright
  • ready
  • straight
  • straightforward
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      How to use prevaricating in a sentence

      The chief addressed Julia in a tone of authority, imitating the counsel for the crown when examining a prevaricating witness.
      THE BOOK OF THE BUSHGEORGE DUNDERDALE
      In order that she might continue to think him so, he would go on prevaricating forever, if necessary.
      GALUSHA THE MAGNIFICENTJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
      Here the prevaricating waiting-maid told barely the truth in words: Mad.
      TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
      Mrs. Norman made the most common, and—where the object is to baffle curiosity—the most useless of prevaricating replies.
      THE EVIL GENIUSWILKIE COLLINS
      Randal flattered himself that he had made a prevaricating reply simply impossible.
      THE EVIL GENIUSWILKIE COLLINS
      They knew it was vain trying to deceive him, and had quite given up lying and prevaricating.
      THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCH-YARDJ. SHERIDAN LE FANU
      He was, so far, all truth; I was prevaricating—and we both knew it!
      THE MYSTERY OF THE SEABRAM STOKER
      Whywhy, no, stammered the young artist, quite palpably prevaricating.
      THE LUMINOUS FACECAROLYN WELLS
      The prevaricating clock continued its dilatory march of time.
      THE BLOWER OF BUBBLESARTHUR BEVERLEY BAXTER
      “Why, you told me not to,” said the girl, prevaricating purposely.
      THE MARK OF CAINCAROLYN WELLS
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      WORDS RELATED TO PREVARICATING

      • ambiguous
      • cagey
      • casuistic
      • casuistical
      • cunning
      • deceptive
      • devious
      • dissembling
      • elusive
      • elusory
      • equivocating
      • false
      • fugitive
      • greasy
      • indirect
      • intangible
      • lying
      • misleading
      • oblique
      • prevaricating
      • shifty
      • shuffling
      • slippery
      • sly
      • sophistical
      • stonewalling
      • unclear
      • vague
      • deceitful
      • deceptive
      • duplicitous
      • equivocating
      • erroneous
      • fallacious
      • false
      • fibbing
      • fraudulent
      • insincere
      • lying
      • perfidious
      • perjured
      • prevaricating
      • shifty
      • spurious
      • untrue
      • untruthful
      • wrong
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