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Skullduggery

Apr 5, 2016 10:01 IST

    Ravana abducting Sita was a revengeful skullduggery

    Source: boloji.com

    Meaning: an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.

    Pronunciation: skuhl-duhg-uh-ree

    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)

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