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deception

de·cep·tion

deception

 
 
pronunciation:
dih sep shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of causing someone to believe an untruth, or the state of being so deceived.
synonyms:
chicanery, deceit, dishonesty, duplicity, fraud, humbug, prevarication, trickery
similar words:
delusion, double-dealing, forgery, hanky-panky, hoax, hocus-pocus, hypocrisy, intrigue, monkey business, razzle-dazzle, ruse, swindle
definition 2: the means of causing someone to be deceived; trick; lie; fraud.
Her news article was full of deceptions.
synonyms:
artifice, deceit, fraud, hanky-panky, hocus-pocus, humbug, lie, monkey business, prevarication, razzle-dazzle, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, trickery
similar words:
chicanery, counterfeit, fake, falsehood, feint, flimflam, hoax, imposture, mendacity, sham, swindle, Trojan horse, wile
Word Parts
The word deception contains the following part:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch