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deceitnoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈsiːt/ us   /dɪˈsiːt/
(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   /dɪˈsiːt.fəl/ us   /dɪˈsiːt.fəl/
deceitful behaviour
deceitfully
adverb uk   /dɪˈsiːt.fəl.i/ us   /dɪˈsiːt.fəl.i/
deceitfulness
noun [U] uk   /dɪˈsiːt.fəl.nəs/ us   /dɪˈsiːt.fəl.nəs/
(Definition of deceit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deceitnoun [U]

us   /dɪˈsit/
speech or behavior that keeps the truth hidden: All we hear from them are lies and deceit.
deceitful
adjective us   /dɪˈsit·fəl/
She just assumes that elected leaders 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   /dɪˈsiːt/ us  
dishonest or illegal methods 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 company filed a legal claim 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 engaños, engaño, trampa…
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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