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Definition of Deception


  1. The act of deceiving or misleading.
  2. The state of being deceived or misled.
  3. That which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud.

Deception Quotations

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leonardo da Vinci

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
John Ruskin

In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted.
Michael Musto

Public relations is at best promotion or manipulation, at worst evasion and outright deception. What it is never about is a free flow of information.
Heather Brooke

All confrontation is based on deception.
Paul Watson
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Deception Translations

deception in German is Verschleierung
deception in Norwegian is bedrag
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