deceit deceit  /də ˈsit/


  1. (n) the quality of being fraudulent
  2. (n) a misleading falsehood
  3. (n) the act of deceiving


  1. Yushchenko, 51, rescued Ukraine from the triumph of deceit because he believed in the power of ordinary people.
  2. Allegedly, false projections were also part of Stockman's arsenal of deceit in the auto-parts business, prosecutors charge.
  3. But knowing how to catch deceit can be just as important a survival skill as knowing how to tell a lie and get away with it.


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    'Venice' features a fusion of musical styles from hip-hop and rock to soaring anthems of love and hope, tracing a young man's rise as he fights for what's right against a backdrop of deceit and sibling betrayal.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist," Mandela said.
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Voice of America

  2. He said: "This isn't about a lie or a conspiracy or a deceit or a deception. It's a decision. And the decision I had to take was, given Saddam's history, given his use of chemical weapons, given the over one million people whose deaths he had...
    on Jan 29, 2010 By: Tony Blair Source:

  3. "In a military which values honesty and integrity, this policy encourages deceit," Nelson said Wednesday.
    on May 26, 2010 By: Ben Nelson Source: Washington Post

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