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Synonyms for deceitful
dɪˈsit fəlde·ceit·ful

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deceitful

    Vain (Latin vanus, empty) keeps the etymological idea through all changes of meaning; a vain endeavor is empty of result, or of adequate power to produce a result, a vain pretension is empty or destitute of support, a vain person has a conceit that is empty or destitute of adequate cause or reason. That which is bootless, fruitless, or profitless fails to accomplish any valuable result; that which is abortive, ineffectual, or unavailing fails to accomplish a result that it was, or was supposed to be, adapted to accomplish. That which is useless, futile, or vain is inherently incapable of accomplishing a specified result. Useless, in the widest sense, signifies not of use for any valuable purpose, and is thus closely similar to valueless and worthless. Fruitless is more final than ineffectual, as applying to the sum or harvest of endeavor. That which is useless lacks actual fitness for a purpose; that which is vain lacks imaginable fitness. Compare VACANT; OSTENTATION; PRIDE.

    Compare synonyms for UTILITY.

    Synonyms:
    abortive, baseless, bootless, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary, worthless

    Antonyms:
    adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deceitful

    Synonyms:
    deceptive, delusive, fraudulent, fallacious

    Antonyms:
    open, fair, honest, truthful, veracious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceitful, fallacious, fraudulentadjective

    intended to deceive

    "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"

    Synonyms:
    double-tongued, fraudulent, two-faced, double-dealing, double-faced, ambidextrous, fallacious, duplicitous, unsound

    Antonyms:
    honorable, honest

  2. ambidextrous, deceitful, double-dealing, duplicitous, Janus-faced, two-faced, double-faced, double-tonguedadjective

    marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

    "she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill; "a double-dealing double agent"; "a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

    Synonyms:
    double-tongued, fraudulent, two-faced, double-dealing, double-faced, two-handed, ambidextrous, fallacious, duplicitous

    Antonyms:
    honest, honorable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deceitfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    deceptive, delusive, illusive, illusory, fallacious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deceitfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    deceptive, illusive, insidious, fraudulent, wily, artful, disingenuous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deceitful":

    misleading, deceptive, dishonest, duplicitous, sly

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2578null
#2964empty
#9013idle
#10226useless
#12256misleading
#12556trivial
#13230unreal
#15352fraudulent
#15690vain
#19590visionary
#20769worthless
#23246sly
#24641deceptive
#26975futile
#27285dishonest
#32026unimportant
#38689shadowy
#48116fruitless
#53805unsound
#55524deceitful
#55539unprofitable
#60134baseless
#61666ineffectual
#69037trifling
#72180abortive
#74880fallacious
#83587ambidextrous
#90731unsatisfying
#94014vapid
#109464unavailing
#118197duplicitous
#131299unserviceable
#146779inconstant
#203636delusive
#244598unsubstantial
#245515nugatory
#291737profitless

How to use deceitful in a sentence?

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Cruelty has a polite mask of hypocrisy. The more deceitful the person, the more polite his tone.

  2. Francis Quarles:

    Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    If naive optimism disappears, it will destroy the vast majority of the economy's market. If people stop believing and sink into skepticism. The deceitful economics of marketing exists thanks to the naive optimism that tomorrow will be better.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    A wise man shall never be conquered by a deceitful false prophet; but fools and simple minds shall revere the prophet as they would a deity.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Whenever an injustice is done, any non-action and neutrality is not appropriate - it's an indirect bullying, I.e. joining the hands of your aggressors, and being an accomplice. Such passive bullies are far worst than those active ones who take an enjoyment in kicking you when you're down. Whether neutral or active, bullies are mean deceitful heartless cowards, who always work in groups to pick on nice and innocent people like you. If you confront these bullies individually, they will shiver and shrink. Be brave, and don't ever give in to bullying.


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