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Noun: deceit  di'seet
  1. The quality of being fraudulent
    - fraudulence
  2. A misleading falsehood
    - misrepresentation, deception
  3. The act of deceiving
    - deception, dissembling, dissimulation

Derived forms: deceits

Type of: dishonesty, falsehood, falsification, falsity, misrepresentation, untruth

Encyclopedia: Deceit