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de·cep·tion

 (dĭ-sĕp′shən)
n.
1. The use of deceit.
2. The fact or state of being deceived.
3. A ruse; a trick.

[Middle English decepcioun, from Old French deception, from Late Latin dēceptiō, dēceptiōn-, from Latin dēceptus, past participle of dēcipere, to deceive; see deceive.]

deception

(dɪˈsɛpʃən)
n
1. the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived
2. something that deceives; trick

de•cep•tion

(dɪˈsɛp ʃən)

n.
1. the act of deceiving, or the state of being deceived.
2. something that deceives or is intended to deceive; trick; ruse.
[1400–50; late Middle English decepcioun < Old French < Late Latin dēceptiō= Latin dēcep-, variant s. of dēcipere (see deceive) + -tiō -tion]

deception

Those measures designed to mislead the enemy by manipulation, distortion, or falsification of evidence to induce the enemy to react in a manner prejudicial to the enemy's interests. See also counterdeception; military deception.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deception - a misleading falsehooddeception - a misleading falsehood    
bill of goods - communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable; "they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car"
humbug, snake oil - communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
falsehood, untruth, falsity - a false statement
half-truth - a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
window dressing, facade - a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
overstatement, exaggeration, magnification - making to seem more important than it really is
snow job - a long and elaborate misrepresentation
dissembling, feigning, pretense, pretence - pretending with intention to deceive
subterfuge, blind - something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"
hanky panky, hocus-pocus, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery, slickness, trickery - verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
duplicity, fraudulence - a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
equivocation, evasion - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
2.deception - the act of deceiving
falsification, misrepresentation - a willful perversion of facts
fakery - the act of faking (or the product of faking)
indirection - deceitful action that is not straightforward; "he could see through the indirections of diplomats"
chicanery, wile, shenanigan, trickery, guile, chicane - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
double-dealing, duplicity - acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another
cheating, cheat - a deception for profit to yourself
head game, illusion, delusion - the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
pretending, pretense, feigning, simulation, pretence - the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
imposture, impersonation - pretending to be another person
obscurantism - a deliberate act intended to make something obscure
four flush, bluff - the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards
take-in - the act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone
3.deception - an illusory featdeception - an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
performance - the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
card trick - a trick performed with playing cards
prestidigitation, sleight of hand - manual dexterity in the execution of tricks

deception

noun
2. trick, lie, fraud, cheat, bluff, sham, snare, hoax, decoy, ruse, artifice, subterfuge, canard, feint, stratagem, porky (Brit. slang), pork pie (Brit. slang), wile, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), leg-pull (Brit. informal), imposture, snow job (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) You've been the victim of a rather cruel deception.
Quotations
"O what a tangled web we weave,"
"When first we practise to deceive!" [Walter Scott Marmion]
"you can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time" [ascribed to Abraham Lincoln]
"One may smile, and smile, and be a villain" [William Shakespeare Hamlet]
"We are never so easily deceived as when we imagine we are deceiving others" [Duc de la Rochefoucauld Maxims]

deception

noun
1. The act or practice of deceiving:
2. An indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end:
Informal: shenanigan, take-in.
Translations
خِداع، غِش
podvodklam
bedragbedrageri
petos
blekking
apgaulingai
blēdībakrāpšanamaldināšana
hilekandırma

deception

[dɪˈsepʃən] Nengaño m

deception

[dɪˈsɛpʃən] n
(= deceiving) → tromperie f
(LAW) to obtain sth by deception → obtenir qch par des moyens frauduleux

deception

n
(= act of deceiving)Täuschung f, → Betrug m no pl (→ of an +dat); (of wife etc)Betrug m
(= state of being deceived)Täuschung f
(= that which deceives)Täuschung f

deception

[dɪˈsɛpʃn] ninganno
to practise deception on sb → raggirare qn

deception

(diˈsepʃən) noun
(an act of) deceiving. Deception is difficult in these circumstances.
deˈceptive (-tiv) adjective
deceiving; misleading. Appearances may be deceptive.
deˈceptively adjective
She is deceptively shy.
References in classic literature ?
Going into the Market Place he accosted in a feigned voice a maiden, the orphan daughter of a noble Polygon, whose affection in former days he had sought in vain; and by a series of deceptions -- aided, on the one side, by a string of lucky accidents too long to relate, and on the other, by an almost inconceivable fatuity and neglect of ordinary precautions on the part of the relations of the bride -- he succeeded in consummating the marriage.
Sympathy with the miserable victim and anticipations of similar deceptions for themselves, their sisters, and their daughters, made them now regard the Colour Bill in an entirely new aspect.
Yet not one of the obstacles really existed -- all were cleverly contrived deceptions.
Girls no older than I am have tried deceptions as hopeless in appearance as mine, and have carried them through to the end.
Michelson in, and let her own eyes satisfy her that there is no deception this time.
One is: inasmuch as worthy Sancho never saw Dulcinea, I mean the lady Dulcinea del Toboso, nor took Don Quixote's letter to her, for it was left in the memorandum book in the Sierra Morena, how did he dare to invent the answer and all that about finding her sifting wheat, the whole story being a deception and falsehood, and so much to the prejudice of the peerless Dulcinea's good name, a thing that is not at all becoming the character and fidelity of a good squire?
In short, his whole attire was that of a common driver of a hack carriage; and no one who had not previously received an intimation that his character was different from his appearance, would at all have suspected the deception.
Beyond the shadow of any doubt he is convinced that the universe was made for him, and that it is his destiny to live for ever in the immaterial and supersensuous realms he and his kind have builded of the stuff of semblance and deception.
But whether because stupidity was just what was needed to run such a salon, or because those who were deceived found pleasure in the deception, at any rate it remained unexposed and Helene Bezukhova's reputation as a lovely and clever woman became so firmly established that she could say the emptiest and stupidest things and everybody would go into raptures over every word of hers and look for a profound meaning in it of which she herself had no conception.
When in the distrust engendered by his wretched childhood and the action for evil--never yet for good within his knowledge then--of his father and his father's wealth on all within their influence, he conceived the idea of his first deception, it was meant to be harmless, it was to last but a few hours or days, it was to involve in it only the girl so capriciously forced upon him and upon whom he was so capriciously forced, and it was honestly meant well towards her.
To keep up the deception as to his force, he ordered, at night, a number of extra fires to be made in his camp, and kept up a vigilant watch.
It cannot be doubted that Sir Walter and Elizabeth were shocked and mortified by the loss of their companion, and the discovery of their deception in her.