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deceit

noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˈsiːt/ us  
(an act of) keeping the truth hidden, especially to get an advantage: The story is about theft, fraud, and deceit on an incredible scale. When the newspapers published the full story, all his earlier deceits were revealed.
deceitful
adjective uk   /-fəl/ us  
deceitful behaviour
deceitfully
adverb uk   /-fə.li/ us  
deceitfulness
noun [U] uk   /-fəl.nəs/ us  
Translations of “deceit”
in Korean 속임수, 사기…
in Arabic خِداع…
in French tromperie…
in Turkish aldatma, düzen, hile…
in Italian falsità, inganno, raggiro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺騙, 欺詐…
in Russian обман…
in Polish oszustwo…
in Spanish engaño, trampa, fraude…
in Portuguese engano, dolo…
in German der Betrug…
in Catalan enganys…
in Japanese だますこと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗, 欺诈…
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