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deceitful

[ dih-seet-fuhl ]
/ dɪˈsit fəl /
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adjective
given to deceiving: A deceitful person cannot keep friends for long.
intended to deceive; misleading; fraudulent: a deceitful action.
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Origin of deceitful

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at deceit, -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM deceitful

de·ceit·ful·ly, adverbde·ceit·ful·ness, nounun·de·ceit·ful, adjective
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How to use deceitful in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for deceitful

deceitful
/ (dɪˈsiːtfʊl) /

adjective
full of deceit

Derived forms of deceitful

deceitfully, adverbdeceitfulness, noun
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