What does deceit mean?

Definitions for deceitdɪˈsit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deceit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraudulence, deceit(noun)

    the quality of being fraudulent

  2. misrepresentation, deceit, deception(noun)

    a misleading falsehood

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

    the act of deceiving


  1. deceit(Noun)

    An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick

    The whole conversation was merely a deceit.

  2. deceit(Noun)

    An act of deceiving someone

  3. deceit(Noun)

    The state of being deceitful or deceptive

  4. deceit(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deceit(noun)

    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

  2. Deceit(noun)

    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


  1. Deceit

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deceit

    de-sēt′, n. act of deceiving: anything intended to mislead another: fraud: falseness.—adj. Deceit′ful, full of deceit: disposed or tending to deceive: insincere.—adv. Deceit′fully.—n. Deceit′fulness. [O. Fr., from L. decipĕre, deceptum, to deceive.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deceit in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deceit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nicholas II of Russia:

    All around me is cowardice and deceit.

  2. George Orwell:

    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

  3. George Orwell:

    In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    In the essence of truth lies deceit. Deceit dispels the boredom of the Absolute.

  5. Unforgettable Glaucia:

    <3 Faithful Love is Everlasting Love <3 a heart that cheats only knows deceit <3

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