Definition of deceit
- Her excuse turned out to be a deceit.
- … far from deceit or guile.
- —John Milton
a rise to power that was marked by treachery and deceit
she's completely free of deceit
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artifice, cheating, cozenage, craft, craftiness, crookedness, crookery, cunning, cunningness, deceitfulness, deception, deceptiveness, dishonesty, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, dupery, duplicity, fakery, foxiness, fraud, guile, guilefulness, wiliness;
: dishonest behavior : behavior that is meant to fool or trick someone
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