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deceit

de·ceit

deceit

 
 
pronunciation:
dih sit
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or practice of misleading, tricking, or cheating.
synonyms:
chicanery, deception, dishonesty, duplicity, falsehood, fraud, humbug, prevarication, trickery
similar words:
bluff, double-dealing, forgery, hanky-panky, hoax, hocus-pocus, hypocrisy, monkey business, razzle-dazzle, swindle
definition 2: a means of misleading, tricking, or cheating; trick; stratagem.
synonyms:
artifice, deception, fraud, humbug, lie, prevarication, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, trickery
similar words:
fake, falsehood, feint, flimflam, forgery, hanky-panky, hoax, hocus-pocus, imposture, mendacity, monkey business, razzle-dazzle, sham, swindle, Trojan horse, wile
definition 3: the quality of being misleading and deceptive; falseness.
synonyms:
deceptiveness, dishonesty, falseness, fraudulence, underhandedness, untruthfulness
similar words:
duplicity, mendacity