deceitful


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de·ceit·ful

 (dĭ-sēt′fəl)
adj.
1. Given to cheating or deceiving.
2. Deliberately misleading; deceptive. See Synonyms at dishonest.

de·ceit′ful·ly adv.
de·ceit′ful·ness n.

deceitful

(dɪˈsiːtfʊl)
adj
full of deceit
deˈceitfully adv
deˈceitfulness n

de•ceit•ful

(dɪˈsit fəl)

adj.
1. given to deceiving.
2. intended to deceive; misleading: a deceitful action.
[1400–50]
de•ceit′ful•ly, adv.
de•ceit′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deceitful - intended to deceive; "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
2.deceitful - marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of anotherdeceitful - marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another; "she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill; "a double-dealing double agent"; "a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

deceitful

deceitful

adjective
Given to or marked by deliberate concealment or misrepresentation of the truth:
Translations
مُخادِع، غَشّاش
prolhaný
bedragerisk
fláráîur
goljufiv

deceitful

[dɪˈsiːtfʊl] ADJ [person] → falso; [child] → mentiroso; [statement, behaviour] → engañoso

deceitful

[dɪˈsiːtfʊl] adjtrompeur/euse

deceitful

deceitful

[dɪˈsiːtfʊl] adj (person) → falso/a, disonesto/a; (words, behaviour) → menzognero/a, ingannatore/trice

deceit

(diˈsiːt) noun
(an act of) deceiving. She was too honest to be capable of deceit.
deˈceitful adjective
deceiving or insincere. She's such a deceitful child!
deˈceitfully adverb
deˈceitfulness noun

deceit is spelt with -ei-.

deceitful

a. traicionero-a, engañador-a;
___ sicknessenfermedad ___.
References in classic literature ?
cried the inveterate forester, whose prejudices contributed so largely to veil his natural sense of justice in all matters which concerned the Mingoes; "a lying and deceitful varlet as he is.
But you'll find, when you come to manage, that there's no getting along without severity,--they are so bad, so deceitful, so lazy".
Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity.
Brocklehurst I had a bad character, a deceitful disposition; and I'll let everybody at Lowood know what you are, and what you have done.
She cannot accuse me of showing one bit of deceitful softness.
But, present still, though now unseen; When brightly shines the prosperous day, Be thoughts of =Thee= a cloudy screen To temper the deceitful ray.
I never thought you deceitful, Sidney, whatever other faults you might have had.
He asked himself these questions with a cruel anguish; but even this pain seemed endurable beside the frenzy into which he was thrown at the thought of a lying and deceitful Christine.
Some take the broad road of overweening ambition; others that of mean and servile flattery; others that of deceitful hypocrisy, and some that of true religion; but I, led by my star, follow the narrow path of knight-errantry, and in pursuit of that calling I despise wealth, but not honour.
Is it not time to awake from the deceitful dream of a golden age, and to adopt as a practical maxim for the direction of our political conduct that we, as well as the other inhabitants of the globe, are yet remote from the happy empire of perfect wisdom and perfect virtue?
To them the whole sex, from queens of France to milliners, are essentially depraved, licentious, intriguing, not a little rascally, fundamentally deceitful, and incapable of thought about anything but trifles.
Thus one who is skillful at keeping the enemy on the move maintains deceitful appearances, according to which the enemy will act.