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"deceit" in British English

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deceitnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dɪˈsiːt/
(an ​act of) ​keeping the ​truthhidden, ​especially to get an ​advantage: The ​story is about ​theft, ​fraud, and deceit on an ​incrediblescale. When the ​newspaperspublished the ​fullstory, all his ​earlier deceits were ​revealed.
deceitful
adjective uk   us   /-fəl/
deceitful ​behaviour
deceitfully
adverb uk   us   /-fə.li/
deceitfulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-fəl.nəs/
(Definition of deceit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deceit" in American English

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deceitnoun [U]

 us   /dɪˈsit/
speech or ​behavior that ​keeps the ​truthhidden: All we ​hear from them are ​lies and deceit.
deceitful
adjective  us   /dɪˈsit·fəl/
She just ​assumes that ​electedleaders are ​cynical and deceitful.
(Definition of deceit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"deceit" in Business English

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deceitnoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˈsiːt/
dishonest or ​illegalmethods used by a ​person or ​organization in ​order to get something or to make ​people believe that something is ​true when it is not: The ​companyfiled a ​legalclaim alleging deceit and ​breach of ​contract.
(Definition of deceit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deceit”
in Korean 속임수, 사기…
in Arabic خِداع…
in Malaysian penipuan…
in French tromperie…
in Russian обман…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺騙, 欺詐…
in Italian falsità, inganno, raggiro…
in Turkish aldatma, düzen, hile…
in Polish oszustwo…
in Spanish engaño, trampa, fraude…
in Vietnamese sự lừa dối…
in Portuguese engano, dolo…
in Thai การหลอกลวง…
in German der Betrug…
in Catalan enganys…
in Japanese だますこと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗, 欺诈…
in Indonesian penipuan…
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