What does deceitful mean?

Definitions for deceitful
dɪˈsit fəlde·ceit·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceitful, fallacious, fraudulentadjective

    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-tonguedadjective

    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. deceitfuladjective

    deliberately misleading or cheating

  2. deceitfuladjective

    deceptive in multiple ways

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deceitfuladjective

    Fraudulent; full of deceit.

    Etymology: deceit and full.

    I grant him bloody,
    Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful,
    Sudden, malicious, smacking of ev’ry sin
    That has a name. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    The lovely young Lavinia once had friends,
    And fortune smil’d, deceitful, on her birth. James Thomson, Autumn.

Wikipedia

  1. deceitful

    Deception or falsehood is an act or statement that misleads, hides the truth, or promotes a belief, concept, or idea that is not true. It is often done for personal gain or advantage. Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda and sleight of hand as well as distraction, camouflage or concealment. There is also self-deception, as in bad faith. It can also be called, with varying subjective implications, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification, ruse, or subterfuge. Deception is a major relational transgression that often leads to feelings of betrayal and distrust between relational partners. Deception violates relational rules and is considered to be a negative violation of expectations. Most people expect friends, relational partners, and even strangers to be truthful most of the time. If people expected most conversations to be untruthful, talking and communicating with others would require distraction and misdirection to acquire reliable information. A significant amount of deception occurs between some romantic and relational partners.Deceit and dishonesty can also form grounds for civil litigation in tort, or contract law (where it is known as misrepresentation or fraudulent misrepresentation if deliberate), or give rise to criminal prosecution for fraud. It also forms a vital part of psychological warfare in denial and deception.

ChatGPT

  1. deceitful

    Deceitful refers to the act or behavior of being dishonest, untruthful, fraudulent, or misleading, often with the intent to trick or manipulate someone. It can pertain to individuals, actions or statements that deliberately hide the truth or create a false sense of reality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deceitfuladjective

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deceitful in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deceitful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of deceitful in a Sentence

  1. Francis Quarles:

    Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.

  2. Pope Francis:

    Roman Catholic Church is Roman Catholic Church, playbook page 82. Roman Catholic Church is what they do -- they hide, they are deceitful in what they do. Roman Catholic Church is self-seeking, and they're going to spin every story.

  3. Book of Proverbs:

    Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

  4. Alex Whipple:

    Budge said. Everything he has done has been quite deceitful and we have no reason to believe anything he told us was accurate.

  5. Melinda Pierce:

    This false conspiracy theory, invented by the same deceitful front groups paid to do polluters' and big tobacco’s dirty work, has been repeatedly debunked over its nearly 10-year existence, the Sierra Club has no connections to Russia or China, and proudly fights for clean energy and climate action because this is what our planet requires, our families deserve, and what the overwhelming majority of Americans across the country demand.

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