Prevarication - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |prɪˌværɪˈkeɪʃən|  American pronunciation of the word prevarication
Brit.  |prɪˌværɪˈkeɪʃən|  British pronunciation of the word prevarication

noun

- a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth (syn: lie)
- intentionally vague or ambiguous (syn: equivocation)
- the deliberate act of deviating from the truth (syn: fabrication, lying)

Extra examples

Government officials prevaricated about the real costs of the project.

...during the hearings the witness was willing to prevaricate in order to protect his friend...

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