Definition of Paltering

1. Noun. A trivial act of lying or being deliberately unclear.

Exact synonyms: Fibbing
Generic synonyms: Fabrication, Lying, Prevarication
Derivative terms: Fib, Palter



Definition of Paltering

1. Verb. (present participle of palter) ¹

2. Noun. Prevarication; dishonest bargaining, haggling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paltering

1. palter [v] - See also: palter

Paltering Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paltering

palstaffs
palstave
palstaves
palster
palsters
palsy
palsy-walsy
palsying
palsylike
palsywort
palsyworts
palter
paltered
palterer
palterers
paltering (current term)
palterly
palters
paltock
paltocks
paltok
paltrier
paltriest
paltrily
paltriness
paltrinesses
paltry
paludal
paludal fever
paludes

Literary usage of Paltering

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1. Rome Or Reason: A Memoir of Christian and Extra-Christian Experience by Nathaniel Ramsay Waters (1888)
"... to Christianity itself; holding forth the good and paltering with the evil in it; speaking of " the spirit of Christianity," &c., in this one-sided way. ..."

2. Apologia Pro Vita Sua: Being a Reply to a Pamphlet Entitled "What, Then by John Henry Newman (1864)
"So far is certain, that he has not the majority with him. "In a tentative, paltering way." The word "paltering ..."

3. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1876)
"[Away with these paltering ... reckoning can spare any lewd or vain time for corrupt pamphlets, or who of judgement will not cry, Away with these paltering ..."

4. The Puritans and Their Principles by Edwin Hall (1847)
"What a paltering—what a childish paltering—unworthy of a schoolboy—is his solemn denial that the Pilgrims " sailed for New England because they were ..."

5. Apologia Pro Vita Sua: Being a Reply to a Pamphlet Entitled "What, Then by John Henry Newman (1864)
"So far is certain, that he has not the majority with him. "In a tentative, paltering way." The word "paltering " E reject, ..."

6. Editorials and Editorial-writing by Robert Wilson Neal (1921)
"The Mayor and Commissioners are paltering, and paltering, without making failure less inevitable, will make it more distressing and costly to the people of ..."

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