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Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
Pierre Corneille

Meaning of "deceit" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DECEIT

From Old French deceite, from deceivre to deceive.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DECEIT

deceit  [dɪˈsiːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DECEIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Deceit is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DECEIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

deceit

Deception

Deception, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification and subterfuge are acts to propagate beliefs of things that are not true, or not the whole truth. Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda, and sleight of hand, as well as distraction, camouflage, or concealment. There is also self-deception, as in bad faith. Deception is a major relational transgression that often leads to feelings of betrayal and distrust between relational partners. Deception violates relational rules and is considered to be a negative violation of expectations. Most people expect friends, relational partners, and even strangers to be truthful most of the time. If people expected most conversations to be untruthful, talking and communicating with others would require distraction and misdirection to acquire reliable information. A significant amount of deception occurs between romantic and relational partners.

Definition of deceit in the English dictionary

The first definition of deceit in the dictionary is the act or practice of deceiving. Other definition of deceit is a statement, act, or device intended to mislead; fraud; trick. Deceit is also a tendency to deceive.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DECEIT


actinomycete
ˌæktɪnəʊmaɪˈsiːt
ascomycete
ˌæskəmaɪˈsiːt
backseat
ˈbæksiːt
basidiomycete
bæˌsɪdɪəʊmaɪˈsiːt
conceit
kənˈsiːt
disseat
dɪsˈsiːt
facete
fəˈsiːt
inficete
ˌɪnfəˈsiːt
loveseat
ˈlʌvˌsiːt
misconceit
ˌmɪskənˈsiːt
myxomycete
ˌmɪksəʊmaɪˈsiːt
nonreceipt
ˈnɒnrɪˈsiːt
preconceit
ˌpriːkənˈsiːt
receipt
rɪˈsiːt
reseat
riːˈsiːt
schizomycete
ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsiːt
seat
siːt
self-conceit
ˌselfkənˈsiːt
self-deceit
ˌselfdɪˈsiːt
unseat
ʌnˈsiːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DECEIT

decease
deceased
decedent
deceitful
deceitfully
deceitfulness
deceivability
deceivable
deceivableness
deceivably
deceive
deceiver
deceiving
deceivingly
decelerate
deceleration
decelerator
decelerometer
deceleron

WORDS THAT END LIKE DECEIT

albeit
counterfeit
Fahrenheit
forfeit
geit
gesundheit
howbeit
huaFahrenheit
Koweit
sobeit
surfeit
Yahrzeit

Synonyms and antonyms of deceit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DECEIT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «deceit» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of deceit

Translation of «deceit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DECEIT

Find out the translation of deceit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of deceit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «deceit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

欺骗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

engaño
570 millions of speakers

English

deceit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخداع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обман
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

engano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শঠতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

duplicité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penipuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Betrug
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

欺くこと
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기만
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngapusi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lừa dối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வஞ்சகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फसवणूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aldatma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

inganno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oszustwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обман
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înșelăciune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξαπάτηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bedrog
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svek
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

svik
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of deceit

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DECEIT»

The term «deceit» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.392 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DECEIT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «deceit» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «deceit» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about deceit

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10 QUOTES WITH «DECEIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word deceit.
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Pietro Aretino
Flattery and deceit are the darlings of great men, and so with these men spread the butter on thick, if you want to get something out of them, otherwise you'll come home to me with a full belly and an empty purse.
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Lucien Bouchard
I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit.
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Giacomo Casanova
As to the deceit perpetrated upon women, let it pass, for, when love is in the way, men and women as a general rule dupe each other.
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Dick Cheney
There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve.
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Pierre Corneille
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
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Noel Coward
It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
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Noel Coward
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
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John Dryden
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
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Jean Giraudoux
Men don't deceive their wives unless they love them. When they love them most, they deceive them. It's a form of fidelity, their deceit.
10
Brendan I. Koerner
Inventing sources is not a crime in and of itself, although it certainly violates every code of journalistic ethics known to man. A criminal fraud case would require that the reporter's deceit had been malicious and resulted in financial gain.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DECEIT»

Discover the use of deceit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to deceit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Deceit: A Novel
A harrowing stand-alone novel from Seatbelt Suspense author Brandilyn Collins.
Brandilyn Collins, 2010
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Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the ...
In this book, acclaimed historian Rashid Khalidi zeroes in on the United States’s role as the purported impartial broker in this failed peace process.
Rashid Khalidi, 2013
3
Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor
This controversial book, now in paperback, brings to light devastating evidence that FDR knew of the Japanese plans to attack Pearl Harbor. Includes a new Afterword by the author.
Robert Stinnett, 2001
4
Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities
This revised edition provides an up-to-date account of deception research and discusses the working and efficacy of the most commonly used lie detection tools, including: Behaviour Analysis Interview Statement Validity Assessment Reality ...
Aldert Vrij, 2011
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Deceit and Self-Deception: Fooling Yourself the Better to ...
In this foundational book, Robert Trivers seeks to answer one of the most provocative and consequential questions to face humanity: why do we lie to ourselves?
Robert Trivers, 2011
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Lies! Lies!! Lies!!!: The Psychology of Deceit
Lies work not only to deceive others but to deceive ourselves. This book shines a spotlight on an understudied phenomenon that affects us all as we raise children, choose a relationship, move forward with a career path, or buy a used car.
Charles V. Ford, 1999
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Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies
This book examines the story of America during J. Edgar Hoover's reign as head of the FBI.
Marc Aronson, 2012
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Secrecy and Deceit: The Religion of the Crypto-Jews
This book raises questions about living outside a Jewish community and what happens to religions of approximation.
David Martin Gitlitz, 2002
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Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution
The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution Gerald Markowitz, David Rosner. was introduced in a number of lawsuits and Gerald, at the time, was named an expert in a case where a vinyl chloride worker had been diagnosed with angiosarcoma  ...
Gerald Markowitz, David Rosner, 2012
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Corridors of Deceit: The World of John Le Carré
Peter Wolfe has produced an informative study of le Carré’s works, showing how le Carré’s five years in the Service (British Intelligence) helped him become a keen observer, social historian, and expert in bureaucratic politics.
Peter Wolfe, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DECEIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term deceit is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Mochtar Affair: Heroism and Sacrifice in a Time of War and Deceit
Achmad Mochtar, left, with his family at their home on Jalan Raden Saleh in Cikini, Central Jakarta, c. 1940 (Photo courtesy of Taty Hanafiah D. «Jakarta Globe, Jul 15»
2
Victim Calls Former Michigan Cancer Doc 'Monster and Master of …
The Michigan doctor who gave patients fake cancer diagnoses so he could bilk Medicare is a "monster and a master of deceit," one of his ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
3
Damages for deceit by John Bolch
X subsequently brought an action against Y for damages for deceit, claiming that Y, by her words and conduct before and after Z's birth, ... «Marilyn Stowe Blog, Jul 15»
4
Mark Levin's New Blockbuster 'Plunder and Deceit' Sets the Stage …
In Plunder and Deceit, Levin is unrelenting in his barrage of facts, history, and logic as he eviscerates an out-of-control government. He also ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
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The Last Living Witness - Memory & Deceit
In 1974, Gustave Whitehead's supporters were excited to learn there was still a person living who said she had witnessed Whitehead giving a ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Group's complaint to SEC alleges PNM aimed to sway investors with …
Group's complaint to SEC alleges PNM aimed to sway investors with deceit. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: ... «Santa Fe New Mexican, Jul 15»
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APC To Wike: You Are Running A Govt Of Deceit
The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of running a government of deceit. The party said Wike ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
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Delta Police officer dismissed over deceit, neglect of duty
Felipe Gomes admitted to four counts of deceit and one count of neglect of duty under the Police Act and in early January then-DPD chief Jim ... «Surrey Leader, Jul 15»
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Gamblers and juicers blended together into a smoothie of deceit
... in his 32-ounce bat than all the gamblers and juicers blended together like a smoothie of deceit trying to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame. «Cape Gazette, Jul 15»
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Puerto Rico Crisis: Let's Stop Ignoring The Debt – And Deceit – Of …
And yet – I can't shake the feeling that the more important story out of the Caribbean this week is Puerto Rico's financial collapse. As the U.S. ... «WLRN, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Deceit [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/deceit>. Aug 2019 ».
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