Ravana abducting Sita was a revengeful skullduggery
Meaning: an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.
Synonyms: crafty; trickery; chicanery; duplicity; guile; perfidy; falsehood
Antonyms: truthfulness; loyalty; trustworthiness; truthfullness; honesty
Usage/Example: 1. The tax is high on years of expediency and governmental skullduggery in arming and feeding and giving harbour to such factions (Source: Firstpost)
2. Uber is claiming loss of Rs 50 crore because of the alleged skullduggery and asking the court for a "perpetual injunction" against Ola (source: Economic Times)
3. Jai Gangaajal goes beyond the issue of policing and straddles several other themes land acquisition, agrarian distress, political skullduggery, and systemic corruption. (Source: The Indian Panorama)