Origin of deceitful
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1. insincere, disingenuous, false, hollow, designing, tricky, wily. 2. illusory, fallacious.
1. honest. 2. genuine.
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Examples from the Web for deceitful
As a hunter with many guns, I despise these bullies and their deceitful shams of wildlife protection.American Wilderness Faces the Firing Squad
July 6, 2014
It also put a target on his back, and Fleck complained about what he described as a “vicious… deceitful and… personal” campaign.Did a Pennsylvania Republican Lose Because He’s Openly Gay?
May 23, 2014
The Bar determined his failure to inform his client was both dishonest and deceitful.Will Naming And Shaming Prove to be a Winning Strategy For Bryan Singer's Accuser?
Eboni K. Williams
April 22, 2014
Already, Ron Paul has ads up branding Rick Santorum a deceitful, cash-grabbing dirtbag and “serial hypocrite.”On to South Carolina: The Nastiest Primary State
January 11, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh acknowledged that even a frustrating and deceitful dialogue is better than none.Pakistan Plays Hardball With U.S.
April 18, 2011
Yet, I warn you, appearances are deceitful; he is always drunker than he looks.In the Valley
His animal nature was predominant, and this led him to be deceitful.
The world is a miserable, hollow, deceitful shell of vanity and hypocrisy.
This kind of political economy can only be qualified as false and deceitful.The Sexual Question
But he had been deceitful—and to Martha Phipps, of all people.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
- full of deceit
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Word Origin and History for deceitful
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