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Underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; trickery.‘a firm that investigates commercial skulduggery’
trickery, swindling, fraudulence, double-dealing, sharp practice, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, chicanery, machinationsshenanigans, funny business, hanky-panky, monkey businessmonkey tricks, jiggery-pokerymonkeyshinesView synonyms
- ‘Of all the financiers Bangkok wants to string up for mismanagement and skullduggery leading to the Crisis, it is Pin they want most.’
- ‘What the Sligo County Board have done is to engage in a low, mean-spirited, under-hand piece of skulduggery.’
- ‘Obviously with projects this momentous there's bound to be a touch of skullduggery.’
- ‘As exchanges become more of a presence in the market, the potential for skullduggery has never been greater.’
- ‘Nixon compared this skullduggery with the conduct towards reporters of the Kennedy White House.’
- ‘Ansari depicts the history of the caliphs as a sordid one of oppression and skullduggery.’
- ‘Instead, the stories have been about alleged corruption, incompetence and skulduggery.’
- ‘This fascinating study of one of the century's greatest ‘scams' shows that financial skullduggery did not begin with Robert Maxwell or Enron.’
- ‘Nonetheless, his downfall was caused by his skullduggery in the context of the defeat in Vietnam.’
- ‘What kind of skullduggery was going on in the front-row, we do not know.’
- ‘Measuring the volume of corporate skullduggery precisely is difficult.’
- ‘What the Cork and Kerry decisions mean is that every form of skullduggery is given semi-official legitimacy.’
- ‘Do note, however, the snide tone of the remark, and the imputation of dishonesty and skullduggery among scientists.’
- ‘Martin Scorsese's epic tale of skulduggery and violence is even more extreme than Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In America.’
- ‘Now, none of this should be taken to mean success is invariably tainted by skullduggery or attained in spite of incompetence.’
- ‘It sounds dull but it this sort of underhand skullduggery that bloggers should be uncovering.’
- ‘But economic skullduggery should be set within a more important wider context which I will discuss later.’
- ‘Chisholm is very close to Deacon and unlikely to collaborate in any cabinet skullduggery.’
- ‘The reason for this legislative skullduggery is obvious: No one wants to publicly defend the indefensible.’
- ‘It gets even stranger with bullets, conspiracies, death threats and international skullduggery.’
Mid 19th century: alteration of Scots sculduddery, of unknown origin.
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