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Definition of Deceit

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

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Noel Coward

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

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

Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins.
Edward Kennedy
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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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