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Definitions of deceitful

  1. Deceitfulness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. 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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Full of fraud and trickery; insincere; false; as, deceitful conduct. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Full of deceit: disposed or tending to deceive: insincere. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Full of deceit; tending to mislead or ensnare. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Tending to deceive or mislead; fraudulent; insincere. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for deceitful

  1. Both men had sat on their committees at the Town Hall across the way that deceitful afternoon, and we see them now, after refreshment well earned and consumed, about to separate and sink into private life. – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  2. The priest looked at him, with something of honest English fierceness in his eyes, and dropping the bridle, muttered to himself in Latin: The bloodthirsty and deceitful man shall not live out half his days. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
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