Thesaurus for Prevaricate
deceive; stretch the truth
Synonyms: beat around the bush, beg the question, belie, cavil, con, distort, dodge, equivocate, evade, exaggerate, fabricate, falsify, fib, garble, hedge, invent, jive, lie, misrepresent, misspeak, palter, phony up, put on, quibble, shift, shuffle, tergiversate
Antonyms: tell truth
– verb (used without object), -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
The appellant did in fact prevaricate and admitted it.
On a more enlightened planet we wouldn’t need to prevaricate.
There goes that old compulsion to prevaricate when it’s not necessary.
Origin: 1575–85; < L praevāricātus, ptp. of praevāricārī to straddle something, (of an advocate) collude with an opponent's advocate, equiv. to prae- pre- + vāricāre to straddle, deriv. of vārus bent outwards, bow-legged
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Synonyms: aplomb, assurance, ataraxia, ataraxy, calm, calmness, composure, confidence, cool, coolness, detachment, equability, imperturbability, patience, peace, phlegm, placidity, poise, presence of mind, sangfroid, self-possession, serenity, steadiness, tranquillity
Antonyms: agitation, alarm, anxiety, discomposure, excitableness, upset, worry
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mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
But on the question of presidential authority, there is no such equanimity.
Accept your employee’s comment with equanimity and don’t labor long on his suggestion.
Many voices today, including many expert voices, urge us to accept the decline of fatherhood with equanimity.
Origin: 1600–10; < L aequanimitās, equiv. to aequ(us) even, plain, equal + anim(us) mind, spirit, feelings + -itās -ity
Synonyms: advantageous, bright, favorable, felicitous, fortunate, golden, halcyon, happy, hopeful, lucky, opportune, promising, propitious, prosperous, rosy, timely, well-timed
Antonyms: inauspicious, inopportune, ominous, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky
promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion.
favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate.
She also advises couples wishing to set an auspicious wedding date.
The long-term matrimonial odds had never been terrifically auspicious.
The towering image is an auspicious sign for the half a dozen couples who eagerly wait their turn for a consultation.
Origin: 1600–10; < L auspici(um) auspice + -ous