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Synonyms for deceit
dɪˈsit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraudulence, deceit(noun)

    the quality of being fraudulent

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

  2. misrepresentation, deceit, deception(noun)

    a misleading falsehood

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

  3. deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation(noun)

    the act of deceiving

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

Wiktionary

  1. deceit(noun)

    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. deceit(noun)

    An act of deceiving someone

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

  3. deceit(noun)

    The state of being deceitful or deceptive

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

  4. deceit(noun)

    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 Antonyms

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deceit(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deceit(n)

    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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Tangled web of deceit is the most dangerous situation to be in. Never begin to fall into that trap, no matter how attractive it may be. Truth will always set you free. Truth always triumphs in the end. Lead the life with Truth, Honesty and Integrity.

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(C)(P) -I HAVE A MOST SALIENT MESSAGE TO ALL THOSE IN -THE JAMAICAN MUSIC INDUSTRY, AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS. THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THEIR MIDST AS INFILTRATES WHOM THEY ARE TRUSTING WITH THEIR IDEAS ON REGGAE. MOST OF THESE PEOPLE ARE FROM FOREIGN LANDS WHO SEEK WITH ONE DIRE INTENT. THOSE IN THE U.W.I AND OTHER PLACES HAVE BECOME -NESTING GROUNDS FOR THESE MOLES.BEWARE, THE DECEIT!!! I SAY THIS- WITHOUT PREJUDICE. I WILL NOT DISCLOSE MY SOURCES AND METHODS.

  3. George Orwell:

    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Whether you will be rich, whether you will find your love, whether you will become happy in life, whether you will find yourself in this world, it all depends on the exchange rate. It doesn't matter where you work, what matters is how much you get paid. 2. Inflation will level out all social inequality, all classes of society will turn into a ghetto. The truth will turn into brutal gangsta rap. 3. A rich man thinks like a sultan. More secret wives, more mistresses, more prostitutes, he is not a prince, he just bought you like a barbie at a sex toy store. 4. Mercantile people in love see only benefit, but not the truth. 5. 1. By flushing the sperm down the toilet, you flush the lucky ones. Lucky ones considering the economic situation. 2. With inflation rising, a person has a serious relationship with a masturbator. 6. You have problems with erection do not worry with our currency you will not need it. 7. You may remain a virgin for life, but you will be a rich virgin. 8. It's funny to watch the ladies strive to find a prince with a depreciating currency. 9. Inflation increases the level of deceit and crime. 10. Inflation controls birth and death rates. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Those who betray an oath of loyalty and commitment are in training to become a master of deceit and deception.

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