The act or practice of deceiving; deception.(noun)
A stratagem; a trick.(noun)
The quality of being deceitful; falseness.(noun)
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Use "deceit" in a sentence
"I doubt if the word deceit ever entered his head as he led his mother to believe something that was not completely true."
"I think there's probably a kind of authenticity that can permeate a person's life so that even their deceit is authentic, somehow."
"A product of the Islamic establishment himself, Mr Mousavi said on Saturday he was not questioning the fundaments of the Islamic Republic but sought to renew it and purge it of what he called deceit and lies."