deceitfulness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deceitfulness - the quality of being crafty
disingenuousness - the quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor

deceitfulness

noun
The act or practice of deceiving:
Translations
مُخادَعَه، غِش
nečestnostprolhanost
bedrageriskhed
sviksemi, flærî
düzenbazlıkhilekârlık

deceitfulness

[dɪˈsiːtʃʊlnɪs] Nfalsedad f

deceitfulness

nFalschheit f; (= deceitful acts)Betrügereien pl

deceitfulness

[dɪˈsiːtfulnɪs] nfalsità f inv, disonestà

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-.
References in classic literature ?
For that singular craft at times evinced by the Sperm Whale when, sounding with his head in one direction, he nevertheless, while concealed beneath the surface, mills round, and swiftly swims off in the opposite quarter --this deceitfulness of his could not now be in action; for there was no reason to suppose that the fish seen by Tashtego had been in any way alarmed, or indeed knew at all of our vicinity.
Whether fagged by the three days' running chase, and the resistance to his swimming in the knotted hamper he bore; or whether it was some latent deceitfulness and malice in him: whichever was true, the White Whale's way now began to abate, as it seemed, from the boat so rapidly nearing him once more; though indeed the whale's last start had not been so long a one as before.
He omitted the matter of the Prince and the Butteridge aspect of the affair, not out of any deep deceitfulness, but because he felt the inadequacy of his narrative powers.
Making every allowance for the proverbial deceitfulness of appearances, impossible!
This is the hend, is it, of all my bearing with her deceitfulness, her lowness, her falseness, her laying herself out to catch the admiration of vulgar minds, in a way which made me blush for my--for my--'
Too much over-civilization, and the deceitfulness of riches.
And most of all, the deceitfulness; yes, the deceitfulness of intellect.
Tolkien enhances this negative interpretation, making Wormtongue intensely proud, rude and manipulative; Wormtongue's deceitfulness is reinforced by his name (Anglo-Saxon "wyrm" meaning "serpent"), which connects him not only to the verbally dangerous dragon Fafnir of the northern tradition (see Shippey's analyses of Sigurthr's discussion with Fafnir, Road 69-70 and Author 36-37) but also to the deceptive serpent of Eden, just as Unferth is connected to Cain.
Nor do I want to engage in the time-consuming enterprise of creating a taxonomy of deceitfulness, though we all know we need to make fine distinctions to guide our language and analysis.
Other perceptions of life in China were filtered through Victorian-inspired metaphors crudely applied to portray the mindlessness, lethargy, and deceitfulness of the stereotypical Chinese.
Many of the authors discuss Herzfeld's deceitfulness and corruption in archaeological activities.
We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.