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Definition 1: the deliberate act of deviating from the truth - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for prevarication in the sense of this definition

(prevarication is a kind of ...) a willful perversion of facts

(... is a kind of prevarication ) a trivial act of lying or being deliberately unclear

Definition 2: intentionally vague or ambiguous - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for prevarication in the sense of this definition

(prevarication is a kind of ...) unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning

(prevarication is a kind of ...) the quality of being untruthful

Definition 3: a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for prevarication in the sense of this definition

(prevarication is a kind of ...) a false statement

(... is a kind of prevarication ) a trivial lie

"he told a fib about eating his spinach" "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"

(... is a kind of prevarication ) (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)

(... is a kind of prevarication ) a gross untruth; a blatant lie

(... is a kind of prevarication ) an unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite)

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