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dɪˈsitde·ceit

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. deceitnoun

    An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick

    The whole conversation was merely a deceit.

    Synonyms:
    deception, deceitfulness, trick, fraudulence, fraud, trickery, underhandedness, dissimulation, deceptiveness

  2. deceitnoun

    An act of deceiving someone

    Synonyms:
    underhandedness, deceptiveness, trickery, fraud, trick, deception, dissimulation, fraudulence, deceitfulness

  3. deceitnoun

    The state of being deceitful or deceptive

    Synonyms:
    trick, dissimulation, deception, fraudulence, deceptiveness, deceitfulness, underhandedness, trickery, fraud

  4. deceitnoun

    The tort or fraudulent representation of a material fact made with knowledge of its falsity, or recklessly, or without reasonable grounds for believing its truth and with intent to induce reliance on it; the plaintiff justifiably relies on the deception, to his injury.

    Synonyms:
    deception, fraud, deceitfulness, trick, dissimulation, trickery, deceptiveness, underhandedness, fraudulence

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. deceit

    Deceit is the habit, deception the act; guile applies to the disposition out of which deceit and deception grow, and also to their actual practise. A lie, lying, or falsehood, is the uttering of what one knows to be false with intent to deceive. The novel or drama is not a lie, because not meant to deceive; the ancient teaching that the earth was flat was not a lie, because not then known to be false. Untruth is more than lack of accuracy, implying always lack of veracity; but it is a somewhat milder and more dignified word than lie. Falsehood and lying are in utterance; deceit and deception may be merely in act or implication. Deception may be innocent, and even unintentional, as in the case of an optical illusion; deceit always involves injurious intent. Craft and cunning have not necessarily any moral quality; they are common traits of animals, but stand rather low in the human scale. Duplicity is the habitual speaking or acting with intent to appear to mean what one does not. Dissimulation is rather a concealing of what is than a pretense of what is not. Finesse is simply an adroit and delicate management of a matter for one's own side, not necessarily involving deceit. Compare ARTIFICE; FICTION; FRAUD; HYPOCRISY.

    Synonyms:
    craft, cunning, deceitfulness, deception, delusion, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fabrication, falsehood, finesse, fraud, guile, hypocrisy, imposition, lie, lying, prevarication, trickery, untruth

    Antonyms:
    candor, fair dealing, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth, veracity

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. fraudulence, deceitnoun

    the quality of being fraudulent

    Synonyms:
    hoax, fraud, dupery, fraudulence, dissimulation, misrepresentation, humbug, duplicity, deception, put-on, dissembling

  2. misrepresentation, deceit, deceptionnoun

    a misleading falsehood

    Synonyms:
    thaumaturgy, magic trick, trick, fraudulence, falsification, conjuring trick, dissimulation, conjuration, deception, legerdemain, magic, misrepresentation, illusion, dissembling

  3. deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulationnoun

    the act of deceiving

    Synonyms:
    deception, dissembling, trick, pretence, legerdemain, fraudulence, magic trick, feigning, conjuring trick, thaumaturgy, dissimulation, illusion, misrepresentation, magic, conjuration, pretense

Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. deceitnoun

    Synonyms:
    deception, fraud, imposition, imposture, finesse, artifice, duplicity, guile, trickery, cozenage, cheating, double dealing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deceitnoun

    Synonyms:
    deception, imposition, trickery, chicanery, artifice, delusion, circumvention, guile, duplicity, imposture finesse, dissimulation, cozenage, trumpery, fallacy

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How to use deceit in a sentence?

  1. Van Tatenhove:

    I think we saw a glimpse of what the vision of Oath Keepers is on January 6, it doesn't necessarily include the rule of law. It includes violence. It includes trying to get their way through lies, through deceit, through intimidation and through the perpetration of violence.

  2. Archbishop Wilson:

    It's a decision that will hopefully unravel the hypocrisy, the deceit, and the abuse of power and trust that Catholic Church has displayed.

  3. Christen Kuikoua:

    Love is a powerful force that reveals its resilience in the face of adversity, a beacon of authenticity that withstands the illusions of deceit.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    Use no hurtful deceit think innocently and justly and if you speak, speak accordingly.

  5. William Cowper:

    Oh to have a lodge in some vast wilderness. Where rumors of oppression and deceit, of unsuccessful and successful wars may never reach me anymore.


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