AskDefine | Define palter

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palter v : be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information [syn: beat around the bush, equivocate, tergiversate, prevaricate]

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Verb

  1. To talk insincerely.
  2. To trifle.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

around the bush, back and fill, bargain, beat about, beg the question, bicker, boggle, cavil, chaffer, choplogic, dicker, dodge, duck, equivocate, evade, evade the issue, falsify, fence, fib, hedge, hem and haw, higgle, huckster, hum and haw, lie, mince the truth, mince words, mystify, nitpick, obscure, parry, pick nits, prevaricate, pussyfoot, quibble, shift, shuffle, shy, sidestep, split hairs, tergiversate, waffle, weasel
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