[ US /dɪˈsɛpʃən/ ]
[ UK /dɪsˈɛpʃən/ ]
  1. the act of deceiving
  2. an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
  3. a misleading falsehood
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How To Use deception In A Sentence

  • It was an innocent deception, meant as a joke.
  • the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art
  • He believes many "psychics" are frauds who rely on perception and subtle deception.
  • Cake/dessert, or sweetmeat baskets are extremely popular and apart from the converted liners already mentioned, dismantled epergnes and converted goblets are the two most common deceptions.
  • She didn't have the courage to admit to her deception.
  • Theft would not cover obtaining ownership by deception.
  • They're complete masters of camouflage and deception.
  • Jonson's use of strict verisimilitude helps to facilitate yet another layer of deception by employing a fixed sense of time.
  • His investigation reveals a twisted labyrinth of deception and betrayal, with remorseless vixen Kitty Collins at the center.
  • Now we are fed big pills of outright lies, prevarication, and deception.
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