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  • palter — /ˈpɔltə/ (say pawltuh) verb (i) 1. to talk or act insincerely; equivocate; deal crookedly. 2. to haggle. 3. to trifle: *inwardly he had a profound suspicion that the tall man was paltering with the truth –norman lindsay, 1913. {compare obsolete… …  

  • Palter — Pal ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Paltered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paltering}.] [See {Paltry}.] 1. To haggle. [Obs.] Cotgrave. [1913 Webster] 2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palter — v 1. lie, stretch the truth, prevaricate, fib, Inf. talk through one s hat, Inf. tell the big lie, Inf. speak with forked tongue; mince words, not tell the whole truth or story; equivocate, quibble, Sl. waffle, fudge, beat around or about the… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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  • pal´ter|er — pal|ter «PL tuhr», intransitive verb. 1. to talk or act insincerely; trifle deceitfully: »Do not palter with the truth. Man crouches and blushes…he palters and steals (Emerson). SYNONYM(S): equivocate. 2. to act carelessly; trifle: »Do not palter …   Useful english dictionary

  • pal|ter — «PL tuhr», intransitive verb. 1. to talk or act insincerely; trifle deceitfully: »Do not palter with the truth. Man crouches and blushes…he palters and steals (Emerson). SYNONYM(S): equivocate. 2. to act carelessly; trifle: »Do not palter with a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • distort — I verb bend, camouflage, caricature, change out of recognition, change the face of, conceal, contort, corrupt, deform, disguise, disproportion, dissemble, distorquere, exaggerate, falsify, give a false idea, give a false impression, give a… …   Law dictionary

  • misrepresent — nisrepresent, falsify, belie, garble mean to present or represent something in a manner that is contrary to the truth. Misrepresent usually implies an intent to represent or portray falsely, and therefore may take as its subject not only a person …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Paltered — Palter Pal ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Paltered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paltering}.] [See {Paltry}.] 1. To haggle. [Obs.] Cotgrave. [1913 Webster] 2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paltering — Palter Pal ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Paltered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paltering}.] [See {Paltry}.] 1. To haggle. [Obs.] Cotgrave. [1913 Webster] 2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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