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deceit

noun de·ceit \di-ˈsēt\

: dishonest behavior : behavior that is meant to fool or trick someone

Full Definition of DECEIT

1
:  the act or practice of deceiving :  deception
2
:  an attempt or device to deceive :  trick
3
:  the quality of being deceitful :  deceitfulness

Examples of DECEIT

  1. <a rise to power that was marked by treachery and deceit>
  2. <she's completely free of deceit>

Origin of DECEIT

Middle English deceite, from Anglo-French, from Latin decepta, feminine of deceptus, past participle of decipere
First Known Use: 14th century
DECEIT Defined for Kids

deceit

noun de·ceit \di-ˈsēt\

Definition of DECEIT for Kids

1
:  the act or practice of making someone believe something that is not true :  deception <The villain used deceit to further his evil plan.>
2
:  a statement or act that is meant to fool or trick someone <We saw through her deceit.>
3
:  the quality of being dishonest

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