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dɪˈsitde·ceit

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Wiktionary

  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 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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. deceitnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  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. Howard Zinn:

    Was all this bloodshed and deceit - from Columbus to Cortes, Pizarro the Puritans - a necessity for the human race to progress from savagery to civilization? Was Morison right in burying the story of genocide inside a more important story of human progress? Perhaps a persuasive argument can be made - as it was made by Stalin when he killed pesants for industrial progress in the Soviet Union, as it was made by Churchill explaining the bombings of Dresden and Hamburg, and Truman explaining Hiroshima. But how can the judgement be made if the benefits and losses cannot be balanced because the losses are either unmentioned or mentioned quickly?

  2. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    These European countries cannot be trusted. Even their negotiations with Iran are full of deceit.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

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

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    And then there are many who lead the life of duplicity, not realizing that as they disguise themselves away from others, more they drift away from themselves. It's a poetic justice that the web of deceit and duplicity they begin to weave inside out, thus always turns around to return home outside in.

  5. June Jordan:

    The purpose of polite behavior is never virtuous. Deceit, surrender, and concealment: these are not virtues. The goal of the mannerly is comfort, per se.


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