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Synonyms for deception
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misrepresentation, deceit, deception(noun)

    a misleading falsehood

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

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

    the act of deceiving

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

  3. magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception(noun)

    an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

    Synonyms:
    fantasy, joke, trick, illusion, incantation, legerdemain, phantasy, magic trick, dissembling, caper, semblance, head game, put-on, fast one, dissimulation, fancy, delusion, thaumaturgy, antic, conjury, prank, misrepresentation, magic, invocation, whoremaster, john, conjuration, deceit, whoremonger, conjuring trick, conjuring

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deception

    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, deceit, deceitfulness, 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. deception(n.)

    Synonyms:
    imposture, imposition, DECEIT

  2. deception(n.)

    Synonyms:
    TRICK, cheat, ruse, wile, stratagem, chouse

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How to use deception in a sentence?

  1. RICARDO(RAS CARDO)SCOTT B.A., M.S.R, J.D.:

    INFORMATION COLLECTION WILL BE USED FOR COMMODITIZATION IN THIS TECHNOTYRANNICAL PLUTOCRATIZATION, IT IS THE BIGGEST DECEPTION SINCE CREATION-(C)(P) RAS CARDO REGGAE SPEAKS

  2. Anuj Somany:

    There's often a great deception to an eye attraction and to validate HIS point, an invisible Almighty created the beauty in the women to seduce the men.

  3. Sun-tzu:

    A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.

  4. The Lincoln Project:

    John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level. The Lincoln Project Predator is The Lincoln Project Predator, a liar, and an abuser, we extend our deepest sympathies to those who were targeted by The Lincoln Project Predator deplorable and predatory behavior. We are disgusted and outraged that someone in a position of power and trust would use it for these means.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The world is plunging into a selfish, marketing, deadly sociopathy of power. People unite into groups of egoism, egoism unites them, billions of people think about themselves, each group builds its own system. An epic blockbuster of facial lies and self-deception. She collides with another system of egoism, the war of egoism in the eternal struggle for absolute power. Selfishness returns humanity to the childish consciousness of revenge, thus the world is ruled by childhood fears and childhood traumas. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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