deceitful

[dih-seet-fuhl]

adjective

given to deceiving: A deceitful person cannot keep friends for long.
intended to deceive; misleading; fraudulent: a deceitful action.

Origin of deceitful

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at deceit, -ful
Related formsde·ceit·ful·ly, adverbde·ceit·ful·ness, nounun·de·ceit·ful, adjective

Synonyms for deceitful

Antonyms for deceitful

1. honest. 2. genuine.
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British Dictionary definitions for deceitfully

deceitful

adjective

full of deceit
Derived Formsdeceitfully, adverbdeceitfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for deceitfully

deceitful

adj.

mid-15c., from deceit + -ful. Related: Deceitfully; deceitfulness.

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