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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

A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
Henry A. Wallace

The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power.
Ted Nugent

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

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

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