[ US /dəˈsit, dɪˈsit/ ]
[ UK /dɪsˈiːt/ ]
  1. the act of deceiving
  2. the quality of being fraudulent
  3. a misleading falsehood
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How To Use deceit In A Sentence

  • His manner was sly and deceitful.
  • We wouldn't lie to you about the history of "perfidious" -- even though the word itself suggests deceitfulness. Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
  • The story is about theft, fraud and deceit on an incredible scale.
  • The city now seeks to amend the claim to plead fraudulent misrepresentation and deceit and to seek punitive damages.
  • He begins a race against time to find the real killer - fighting his way through a tangle of lies and deceit to uncover an act of evil which has destroyed the life of more than one young person.
  • Opening at the turn of the last century, it shows a society riven by hypocrisy and deceit. Times, Sunday Times
  • Rome created the word that denotes this marvellous and monstrous phenomenon, of history, the enormous city, the deceitful source of life and death -- _urbs_ -- _the city_. Characters and events of Roman History
  • We must have the power to remove a corrupt and deceitful man from office. Times, Sunday Times
  • 3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: 4 Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • Some examples of words ending in -ful that have no forms in -less are awful, bashful and deceitful.
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