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Definition of "deception" []

  • The use of deceit. (noun)
  • The fact or state of being deceived. (noun)
  • A ruse; a trick. (noun)

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 "deception" in a sentence
  • "I said that my affections were already engaged: yet I meant you to believe, as you did, that I loved another; and the thought of the deception, for it _was deception_, has caused me ceaseless contrition."
  • "Only disturbing to me, because the story shows what our deception is about."
  • "Just as the deception is about to be discovered there absentee father turns up and we discover things are not quite as they seemed."