deceitful


de·ceit·ful

adjective \-fəl\

: not honest : making or trying to make someone believe something that is not true

Full Definition of DECEITFUL

:  having a tendency or disposition to deceive:
a :  not honest <a deceitful child>
b :  deceptive, misleading <deceitful advertising>
de·ceit·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
de·ceit·ful·ness noun

Examples of DECEITFUL

  1. <charged the store owner with such deceitful practices as inflating the list prices for items only so he could put them on sale at drastically reduced prices>
  2. <the deceitful salesman neglected to mention some important information about the used car>

First Known Use of DECEITFUL

15th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: deceivable
Previous Word in the Dictionary: deceit
All Words Near: deceitful

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up deceitful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).