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Definition of Deceitful


  1. Full of, or characterized by, deceit; serving to mislead or insnare; trickish; fraudulent; cheating; insincere.

Deceitful Quotations

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
Margaret J. Wheatley

Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
Henry Adams

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
Jane Austen

O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.
T. S. Eliot

Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.
Jean Anouilh
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Deceitful Translations

deceitful in Latin is dolosus
deceitful in Norwegian is svikefull
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