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Definitions of deceit

  1. a misleading falsehood Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of deceiving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Fraud; cheat; deception; falsehood; double dealing; a trick. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Act of deceiving: anything intended to mislead another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. The act of deceiving; deception; fraud. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A propensity to deceive; that which purposely deceives or misleads; fraud; that which is obtained by fraud; any underhand practice to defraud another. See Deceive. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. The misleading any person; the leading of a person to believe what is false, or not to believe what is true; deception; fraud; trick; device. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for deceit

  1. Fisher declares: " There is no room for the suspicion of deceit – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  2. So young, and such deceit – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
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