[ US /dəˈsitfəɫ, dɪˈsitfəɫ/ ]
[ UK /dɪsˈiːtfə‍l/ ]
  1. marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    a double-dealing double agent
    a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer
    she was a deceitful scheming little thing
  2. intended to deceive
    fallacious testimony
    a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes
    deceitful advertising
    smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice
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How To Use deceitful 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
  • 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
  • Some examples of words ending in -ful that have no forms in -less are awful, bashful and deceitful.
  • And it is the treachery of his appetite which inveigles him into the mischief, which cheats, and abuses, and by deceitful overtures trapans him into a perpetual calamity. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.
  • Returning to her native city from Asia, she was driven home by a rude, obnoxious and deceitful driver.
  • He was deceitful, not telling his parents, for instance, that he got honey from the carcass of a lion.
  • The people who perpetrated that buy-back scheme are despicable, deceitful, dishonest, and crooked.
  • It encouraged me to live deceitfully; I enjoyed living a lie.
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