Definitions for deceitdɪˈsit
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act or practice of deceiving.
a stratagem intended to deceive.
the quality of being deceitful; duplicity.
* Syn: deceit , guile , duplicity , fraud refer either to practices designed to mislead or to the qualities in a person that prompt such behavior. deceit is intentional concealment or misrepresentation of the truth: Consumers are often victims of deceit. guile is cunning deceit; it suggests subtle but treacherous tactics: He used guile to gain access to the documents. duplicity is doing the opposite of what one says or pretends to do; it suggests hypocrisy or pretense: the duplicity of a friend who does not keep a secret. fraud refers to deceit or trickery by which one may derive benefit at another's expense; it often suggests illegal or dishonest practices: an advertiser convicted of fraud.
Origin of deceit:
1225–75; deceite < OF, n. use of fem. of deceit, ptp. of deceivre to deceive
the quality of being fraudulent
misrepresentation, deceit, deception(noun)
a misleading falsehood
deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation(noun)
the act of deceiving
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
behavior that deceives
lies and deceit; a deceitful act
An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick
The whole conversation was merely a deceit.
An act of deceiving someone
The state of being deceitful or deceptive
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.
an attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception; a wily device; fraud
any trick, collusion, contrivance, false representation, or underhand practice, used to defraud another. When injury is thereby effected, an action of deceit, as it called, lies for compensation
Deceit is an original novel written by Peter Darvill-Evans and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice. Also included is Doctor Who Magazine comic character Abslom Daak, in his first appearance outside of DWM. A prelude to the novel, also penned by Darvill-Evans, appeared in Doctor Who Magazine #198.
Translations for deceit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an act of) deceiving
She was too honest to be capable of deceit.
- bedrog, kulleryAfrikaans
- خُدْعَه، خِداعArabic
- trapaçaPortuguese (BR)
- der BetrugGerman
- engaño, trampa, fraude, mentiraSpanish
- حقه بازی؛ تقلبFarsi
- רָמַאוּת, מרמָהHebrew
- छल, झूठ, धोखाHindi
- prijevara, varkaCroatian
- apgavystė, melasLithuanian
- krāpšana; maldināšanaLatvian
- svik, bedrag(eri)Norwegian
- oszustwo, fałszPolish
- حقه بازی؛ تقلبPersian
- غولونه، تيرا يستنهPashto
- bedrägeri, svekSwedish
- hile, düzenTurkish
- 欺騙Chinese (Trad.)
- обман; брехняUkrainian
- فریب کاریUrdu
- sự lừa dốiVietnamese
- 欺骗Chinese (Simp.)
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