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Synonyms for deception
dɪˈsɛp ʃənde·cep·tion

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misrepresentation, deceit, deceptionnoun

    a misleading falsehood

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

  2. deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulationnoun

    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, deceptionnoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deceptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    imposture, imposition, DECEIT

  2. deceptionnoun

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

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How to use deception in a sentence?

  1. Matthew Myers:

    We are pleased that the Food and Drug Administration today has taken action to protect the American public from deception.

  2. Walter Shaub:

    I normally assume omissions are inadvertent, however, given all of the deception about the Stormy Stormy Daniels ' payment, it is pretty hard to believe this was not intentional.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Invisible God might have apprehension at the time of world creation that if HE does not show deception often through women, then men may mistake HIS made hell on earth as heaven.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    In the midst of blindness from hypocrisy. The intuition of conscience is a ballistic echolocation of the navigator of feelings and emotions. It is often confused with self-deception of selfishness.

  5. Elias Canetti:

    Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.


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