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1. prevarication

noun. ['prəˌvɛrəˈkeɪʃən'] a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth.

Synonyms

  • jactitation
  • tarradiddle
  • tale
  • taradiddle
  • white lie
  • lie
  • whopper
  • falsehood
  • story
  • walloper
  • untruth
  • falsity

Antonyms

  • reality
  • understatement
  • disassembly
  • veracity

Etymology

  • prevaricaciun (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Prevarication

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

2. prevarication

noun. ['prəˌvɛrəˈkeɪʃən'] the deliberate act of deviating from the truth.

Synonyms

  • falsification
  • misrepresentation
  • fibbing
  • fabrication
  • lying

Antonyms

  • back
  • stand
  • sit
  • arise

Etymology

  • prevaricaciun (Anglo-Norman)

3. prevarication

noun. ['prəˌvɛrəˈkeɪʃən'] intentionally vague or ambiguous.

Synonyms

  • untruthfulness
  • equivocation
  • equivocalness
  • ambiguity

Antonyms

  • unequivocalness
  • unambiguity
  • loser
  • genuineness

Etymology

  • prevaricaciun (Anglo-Norman)

Example sentences of the word prevarication


1. Noun, singular or mass
But fortunately, by watching his face and eyes, you can pick up the subtle signs that suggest prevarication.

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