What does deceit mean?

Definitions for deceit
dɪˈsitde·ceit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraudulence, deceitnoun

    the quality of being fraudulent

  2. misrepresentation, deceit, deceptionnoun

    a misleading falsehood

  3. deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulationnoun

    the act of deceiving

Wiktionary

  1. deceitnoun

    An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick

    The whole conversation was merely a deceit.

  2. deceitnoun

    An act of deceiving someone

  3. deceitnoun

    The state of being deceitful or deceptive

  4. deceitnoun

    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. Deceitnoun

    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. Deceitnoun

    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

Freebase

  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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of deceit in a Sentence

  1. Stephanie McCrummen:

    It says that you’re moving to New York, and you’ve accepted a job to work in the conservative media movement to combat the lies and deceit of the liberal MSM, i was looking to take a job last summer and to be in New York, but it fell through.

  2. Alireza Salehi Nejad:

    Those who replace love in people’s life with bread, are deceitful, and call their deceit “pious”.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

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

  4. Stephane Dujarric:

    The Durban deceit, the double-talk, the double standards – and, in particular, the discrimination – need to be exposed and rejected, period. for the secretary-general it is clear that racism and racial discrimination still permeate institutions, social structures and everyday life in every society. It must be condemnedwithout hesitation or reservation wherever and whenever it occurs.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    Use no hurtful deceit think innocently and justly and if you speak, speak accordingly.

Images & Illustrations of deceit

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