Palter

Definition of Palter

Pal´ter
v. i.1.To haggle.
[imp. & p. p. Paltered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Paltering.]
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.
v. t.1.To trifle with; to waste; to squander in paltry ways or on worthless things.

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around the bush, back and fill, bargain, beat about, beg the question, bicker, boggle, cavil, chaffer, choplogic, dicker, dodge, duck, equivocate, evade, evade the issue, falsify, fence, fib, hedge, hem and haw, higgle, huckster, hum and haw, lie, mince the truth, mince words, mystify, nitpick, obscure, parry, pick nits, prevaricate, pussyfoot, quibble, shift, shuffle, shy, sidestep, split hairs, tergiversate, waffle, weasel
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