Meaning of deceit

de•ceit

Pronunciation: (di-sēt'), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or practice of deceiving; concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity; fraud; cheating: Once she exposed their deceit, no one ever trusted them again.
  2. an act or device intended to deceive; trick; stratagem.
  3. the quality of being deceitful; duplicity; falseness: a man full of deceit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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