The action or practice of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth: a web of deceit a series of lies and deceits
More example sentences
- I can't take the lies and deceit anymore, the truth had to come out sometime and here it is.
- He argued that ‘hidden beneath the polished exterior of modern democracy are deceit, violence, corruption, mendacity, hypocrisy and oppression of the poor’.
- It's time for a new politics of genuine social justice for all the peoples of the world; not the chicanery, deceit and lies to which we've been treated to in the last weeks and months.
deception, deceitfulness, duplicity, double-dealing, fraud, cheating, trickery, chicanery, deviousness, slyness, wiliness, guile, bluff, lying, pretense, treachery
Middle English: from Old French, past participle (used as a noun) of deceveir 'deceive'.