An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick (noun)
An act of deceiving someone (noun)
The state of being deceitful or deceptive (noun)
The tort or fraudulent representation of a material fact made with knowledge of its falsity, or recklessly, or without reasonable grounds for believing its truth and with intent to induce reliance on it; the plaintiff justifiably relies on the deception, to his injury. (noun)
Examples of word deceit
I doubt if the word deceit ever entered his head as he led his mother to believe something that was not completely true.
I think there's probably a kind of authenticity that can permeate a person's life so that even their deceit is authentic, somehow.
A product of the Islamic establishment himself, Mr Mousavi said on Saturday he was not questioning the fundaments of the Islamic Republic but sought to renew it and purge it of what he called deceit and lies.
Men tend to be violent and vengeful; deceit is also a part of human nature.
Your disingenuous misrepresentation of what was said displays a prejudice hinted at by your initial assertion of â€œa culture steeped in deceitâ€. on April 30, 2009 at 9: 51 am nottscop