Definition of Palter

1. Verb. Be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information.




Definition of Palter

1. v. i. To haggle.

2. v. t. To trifle with; to waste; to squander in paltry ways or on worthless things.

Definition of Palter

1. Verb. To talk insincerely; to prevaricate or equivocate in speech or actions. ¹

2. Verb. (rare) To trifle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Palter

1. to talk or act insincerely [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Palter

1. 1. To haggle. 2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle. "Romans, that have spoke the word, And will not palter." (Shak) "Who never sold the truth to serve the hour, Nor paltered with eternal God for power." (Tennyson) 3. To babble; to chatter. Origin: See Paltry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palter

palsier
palsies
palsiest
palstaff
palstaffs
palstave
palstaves
palster
palsters
palsy
palsy-walsy
palsying
palsylike
palsywort
palsyworts
palter (current term)
paltered
palterer
palterers
paltering
palterly
palters
paltock
paltocks
paltok
paltrier
paltriest
paltrily
paltriness
paltrinesses

Literary usage of Palter

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"This seems to be the most likely solution, as most of the dictionaries connect it with paltry, which is shewn below to be due to a Scand. word palter, ..."

2. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1826)
"... the active participle of palter to suffer ; PASSIVE comes from the passive participle of the ┬╗aine verb ; hence the difference between the nord┬╗ ..."

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