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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DECEITnoun

    Etymology: deceptio, Latin.

    My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. Job, xxvii. 4.

    His demand
    Springs not from Edward’s well-meant honest love,
    But from deceit, bred by necessity. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

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. Archbishop Wilson:

    It's a decision that will hopefully unravel the hypocrisy, the deceit, and the abuse of power and trust that Catholic Church has displayed.

  2. George Orwell:

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

  3. Donald Langevoort:

    I don’t know if there is an organization or orchestrator that is using deceit and trickery, especially when the motivation seems to be ‘Let’s support GameStop and show them,’ the SEC has to take a deep breath and ask itself whether it has a strong enough case to put a stop to this.

  4. Demosthenes:

    Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

  5. Cervantes:

    No fathers and mothers think their own children ugly, and this self-deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind.

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