Definitions for deceitfuldɪˈsit fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•ceit•fuldɪˈsit fəl(adj.)

  1. given to deceiving.

  2. intended to deceive; misleading:

    a deceitful action.

Origin of deceitful:

1400–50

de•ceit′ful•ness(n.)

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"

  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

Wiktionary

  1. deceitful(Adjective)

    deliberately misleading or cheating

  2. deceitful(Adjective)

    deceptive in multiple ways

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deceitful(adj)

    full of, or characterized by, deceit; serving to mislead or insnare; trickish; fraudulent; cheating; insincere


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

deceitful(adjective)

deceiving or insincere

She's such a deceitful child!

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