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Definition of "deceitful" []

  • Given to cheating or deceiving. (adjective)
  • Deliberately misleading; deceptive. See Synonyms at dishonest. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deceitful" in a sentence
  • "The counselor to the president's accusing the network of what it calls deceitful editing, twisting the president's words."
  • "And then it was that we told the "innocent child" (that's what we call the deceitful cat) everything."
  • "For CBS to run an ad during a family event from an organization so hateful and deceitful is shameful."