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Definition of deceit noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1dishonest behavior that is intended to make someone believe something that is not true; an example of this behavior synonym deception
  2. 2 He was accused of lies and deceit. Everyone was involved in this web of deceit. Their marriage was an illusion and a deceit.
  3. Word Familydeceive verbdeceit noundeceitful adjectivedeception noundeceptive adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: deceit