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DECEITFUL

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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 


DECEITFUL (adjective)


Sense 1deceitful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intended to deceive

Synonyms:

deceitful; fraudulent; fallacious

Context examples:

deceitful advertising / fallacious testimony / smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice / a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

Similar:

dishonest; dishonorable (deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive)


Sense 2deceitful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

Synonyms:

duplicitous; two-faced; double-dealing; double-tongued; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-faced; deceitful

Context examples:

she was a deceitful scheming little thing / a double-dealing double agent / a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer

Similar:

dishonest; dishonorable (deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive)


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