As its name suggests, it is a ‘double-agency’, a duplicitous creature.
In the older system, wherein outward actions were most important, ‘true’ (that is, honourable) intentions could justify crafty and duplicitous acts.
This relates to American exceptionalism, which makes great allowances for seemingly hypocritical or duplicitous behavior as conducted by our leaders.
How quickly it got duplicitous , deceitful, diabolical, and it just came out really in last episode where the beginning of an alliance was forming.
After years of attacking the creativity of every other wine-producing nation for borrowing their names, this is a bit rich, but, given France's ancient tradition of duplicitous behaviour, not surprising.
They are weak, petulant, hypocritical, disunited, duplicitous , sometimes anti-Semitic, and often anti-American appeasers.
Perhaps this context of guarded or duplicitous speech illumines the doubletalk on Paul's part.
But it's deceptive, duplicitous , and deceitful.
I love it loads more than I love the duplicitous , double dealing, promise breaking government whom I once loved and now hate.
It reveals a shockingly casual attitude about the millions of women and girls who have died because of men's sexist and duplicitous behavior.