Maybe it was ignorance rather than deceit that led Palin to sound off about “death panels” a few months ago.
On Borgen, grandstanding and deceit still plague the political process.
“I was truly appalled by the realization of the deceit involved,” Bradlee wrote.
The Psychology of deceit, and a professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
"This isn't about a lie or a conspiracy or a deceit or a deception," Blair told the panel.
Love and deceit, troubles and rewards are as ageless as the heavens.
The elements of deceit which throw the risk of his conduct upon a party are these.
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
There is no perfidy with him, no deceit, no disingenuousness, no shade.
Watch well for his coming, for he is full of cunning and deceit, and will endeavor to hide himself from your eyes.
c.1300, from Old French deceite, fem. past participle of deceveir (see deceive).
Deceit is a shorter and more energetic word for deceitfulness, indicating the quality; it is also, but more rarely, used to express the act or manner of deceiving. The reverse is true of deception, which is properly the act or course by which one deceives, and not properly the quality; it may express the state of being deceived. Fraud is an act or series of acts of deceit by which one attempts to benefit himself at the expense of others. It is generally a breaking of the law; the others are not. [entry for "deceit" in "The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia," 1902]