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Dictionary entry overview: What does deceitful mean?
• DECEITFUL (adjective)
The adjective DECEITFUL has 2 senses:
1. intended to deceive
2. marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
Familiarity information: DECEITFUL used as an adjective is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||deceitful [BACK TO TOP]|
Intended to deceive
deceitful advertising / fallacious testimony / smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice / a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes
|Sense 2||deceitful [BACK TO TOP]|
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 / a double-dealing double agent / a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer
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