deceitful

[ dih-seet-fuhl ]
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adjective
  1. given to deceiving: A deceitful person cannot keep friends for long.

  2. intended to deceive; misleading; fraudulent: a deceitful action.

Origin of deceitful

1
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English; deceit + -ful

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Opposites for deceitful

Other words from deceitful

  • de·ceit·ful·ly, adverb
  • de·ceit·ful·ness, noun
  • un·de·ceit·ful, adjective

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How to use deceitful in a sentence

  • All these are illustrations of Jesuss teaching about the deceitfulness of riches.

    The Bible and Life | Edwin Holt Hughes

British Dictionary definitions for deceitful

deceitful

/ (dɪˈsiːtfʊl) /


adjective
  1. full of deceit

Derived forms of deceitful

  • deceitfully, adverb
  • deceitfulness, noun

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