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Synonyms for deceitful
dɪˈsit fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceitful, fallacious, fraudulent(adj)

    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-tongued(adj)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deceitful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    deceptive, delusive, illusive, illusory, fallacious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deceitful(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deceitful":

    misleading, deceptive, dishonest, duplicitous, sly

How to pronounce deceitful?

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How to say deceitful in sign language?

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How to use deceitful in a sentence?

  1. Ben Carson:

    It is quite literally the most ridiculous theory I've ever heard, that telling the voters what Donald Trump's actual record is is deceitful and lying.

  2. Madame de Lambert:

    The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A relatively reliable person in a world full of deceitful people does not even change his product or even own profile picture so easily so forget about frequently altering friends.

  4. Charlie Kirk:

    The American way of life is being dismantled by a group of bitter, deceitful, vengeful activists.

  5. Rachel Dolezal:

    Even the word 'disguise' has been put out there, but it just sounds very intentional and deceitful, i just want to feel beautiful, and this is how I feel beautiful.

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