- the act of turning one's back; abandoning something or someone; betrayal
Etymology: From Latin tergiversari.
- 1985: They make their outward impudence their mask, as foxes, the better we may not see where they truly tend, nor their true black beneath. " John Fowles, A Maggot
- the act of turning from a clear course of action; equivocation; fickleness
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