- 1The action of deceiving someone: obtaining property by deceptionMore example sentences
- A person who obtains property under such circumstances will be obtaining property by deception.
- He was arrested on suspicion of obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception and damaging police property.
- Hurtling along at breakneck speed, this smash hit comedy of marital deception guarantees a great night out.
- 1.1 [count noun] A thing that deceives: a range of elaborate deceptionsMore example sentences
deceit, deceitfulness, duplicity, double-dealing, fraud, fraudulence, cheating, trickery, duping, hoodwinking, chicanery, underhandedness, deviousness, slyness, cunning, craft, craftiness, wiliness, artfulness, guile, dissimulation, dissembling, bluff, bluffing, lying, pretence, artifice, treacheryNorth American • informal monkeyshinesIrish • informal codology• archaic management, knaverytrick, stratagem, device, ruse, scheme, dodge, manoeuvre, contrivance, machination, subterfuge, cheat, swindle, confidence trick; sham, fraud, pretence, imposture, hoax, fake, misrepresentation, blind, wile, artifice, Trojan horseBritish • informal wheezeSouth African • informal schlenterBritish • informal , • dated flanker
- So there have been allegations of dirty tricks, deceptions and double dealing.
- While several of these often elaborate deceptions will be treated separately elsewhere in this book it seems convenient to summarize them here.
- This knowledge is also useful for managers, employers, and for anyone to use in everyday situations where telling the truth from a lie can help prevent you from being a victim of fraud/scams and other deceptions.
late Middle English: from late Latin deceptio(n-), from decipere 'deceive'.