misrepresentation, deceit, deception(noun)
a misleading falsehood
deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation(noun)
the act of deceiving
magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception(noun)
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
An instance of actions and/or schemes fabricated to mislead and/or delude someone into errantly believing a lie or inaccuracy.
Origin: Past participle of decipere "deceive"; gerund form of to deceive.
the act of deceiving or misleading
the state of being deceived or misled
that which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud
Deception, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification and subterfuge are acts to propagate beliefs that are not true, or not the whole truth. 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. 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 romantic and relational partners.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-sep′shun, n. act of deceiving: the means by which it is sought to deceive.—n. Deceptibil′ity.—adjs. Decept′ible, capable of being deceived; Decep′tious (Shak.), deceitful; Decep′tive, tending to deceive: misleading.—adv. Decep′tively.—n. Decep′tiveness.—adj. Decep′tory, tending to deceive. [O. Fr.,—Low L. deceptio, -nis—decipĕre, to deceive.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The act of deceiving or the fact (or condition) of being deceived.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Those measures designed to mislead the enemy by manipulation, distortion, or falsification of evidence to induce the enemy to react in a manner prejudicial to the enemy
The numerical value of deception in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of deception in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
War is based on deception.
Such deception and such lying.
The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.
The only charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception necessary for both parties.
There is direct evidence, I think, of deception and that’s where we begin the investigation.
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Translations for deception
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- лъжа́, заблужде́ние, изма́маBulgarian
- podvod, klamCzech
- Betrug, TäuschungGerman
- tromperie, supercherieFrench
- mistificazione, ingannoItalian
- ごまかし, いんちき, 欺騙, 欺瞞Japanese
- فڕوفێڵ, چاوبهستKurdish
- bedrog, misleidingDutch
- enganação, logro, enganoPortuguese
- ложь, заблужде́ние, обма́нRussian
- превара, обмана, prevara, obmanaSerbo-Croatian
- yanıltma, aldatma, kandırmaTurkish
- lừa dốiVietnamese
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