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Definition of Deceit


  1. An attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception; a wily device; fraud.
  2. Any trick, collusion, contrivance, false representation, or underhand practice, used to defraud another. When injury is thereby effected, an action of deceit, as it called, lies for compensation.

Deceit Quotations

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

As to the deceit perpetrated upon women, let it pass, for, when love is in the way, men and women as a general rule dupe each other.
Giacomo Casanova

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Noel Coward

When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
John Dryden

I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit.
Lucien Bouchard
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Deceit Translations

deceit in German is Betrug
deceit in Latin is fraudatio, dolus
deceit in Norwegian is bedrag
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