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Meaning of PALTER

Pronunciation:  'poltur

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

PALTER is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: equivocate, prevaricate, tergiversate
 See Also: misinform, mislead



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pal"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Paltered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Paltering}.] [See {Paltry}.]
    1. To haggle. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.
    2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to
       equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle.
             Romans, that have spoke the word, And will not
             palter.                               --Shak.
             Who never sold the truth to serve the hour, Nor
             paltered with eternal God for power.  --Tennyson.
    3. To babble; to chatter. [Obs.]
  2. \Pal"ter\, v. t.
    To trifle with; to waste; to squander in paltry ways or on
    worthless things. [Obs.] ``Palter out your time in the penal
    statutes.'' --Beau. & Fl.
Thesaurus Terms
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