What does duplicity mean?

Definitions for duplicityduˈplɪs ɪ ti, dyu-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word duplicity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraudulence, duplicity(noun)

    a fraudulent or duplicitous representation

  2. duplicity, double-dealing(noun)

    acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another


  1. duplicity(Noun)

    Intentional deceptiveness; double-dealing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Duplicity(noun)

    doubleness; a twofold state

  2. Duplicity(noun)

    doubleness of heart or speech; insincerity; a sustained form of deception which consists in entertaining or pretending to entertain one of feelings, and acting as if influenced by another; bad faith

  3. Duplicity(noun)

    the use of two or more distinct allegations or answers, where one is sufficient

  4. Duplicity(noun)

    in indictments, the union of two incompatible offenses


  1. Duplicity

    Duplicity is a software suite that provides encrypted, digitally signed, versioned, remote backup of files requiring little of the remote server. Duplicity devises a scheme where the first archive is a complete backup and subsequent backups are only adding differences from the first backup. Chains consisting of a full backup and a series of incremental backups can be recovered to the point in time that any of the incremental steps were taken at. If any of the incremental backups are missing then the incremental backups following it cannot be reconstructed. It does this using GnuPG, librsync, tar, and rdiff. To transmit data to the backup repository it can use SSH/SCP/SFTP, local file access, rsync, FTP, Amazon S3 and Rackspace Cloud Files and others. Refer to it's man page for the constantly growing list of backends. Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Duplicity is free software. Duplicity works best under Unix-like operating systems, though it can be used with Windows under Cygwin. Currently duplicity supports deleted files, full Unix permissions, directories, and symbolic links, fifos, and device files, but not hard links.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of duplicity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of duplicity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Soona Samsami:

    The notion that the Iranian regime will abandon their nuclear weapons program is misguided and a product of mullahs' duplicity and Western economic and political expediency.

  2. David Horovitz:

    The sense in Israel, and it goes way beyond Netanyahu, is that the president underestimates Iran's duplicity, underestimates Iran's ruthlessness, the religious imperative behind its ideology.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    And then there are many who lead the life of duplicity, not realizing that as they disguise themselves away from others, more they drift away from themselves. It's a poetic justice that the web of deceit and duplicity they begin to weave inside out, thus always turns around to return home outside in.

  4. C. C. Colton:

    Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity than straigthforward and simple integrity in another. A knave would rather quarrel with a brother knave than with a fool, but he would rather avoid a quarrel with one honest man than with both. He can combat a fool by management and address, and he can conquer a knave by temptations. But the honest man is neither to be bamboozled nor bribed.

Images & Illustrations of duplicity

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Translations for duplicity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • двуличие, двойственостBulgarian
  • Doppelspiel, Doppelzüngigkeit, DuplizitätGerman
  • διπροσωπίαGreek
  • duplicidadSpanish
  • kaksinaamaisuusFinnish
  • duplicité, double jeuFrench
  • 二枚舌, 二心Japanese
  • двуличие, двуличность, двойственностьRussian
  • düzenbazlık, ikiyüzlülükTurkish

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