deceptionnoun [ C or U ]uk /dɪˈsep.ʃən/ us /dɪˈsep.ʃən/
- He said that the government was guilty of deception by exaggerating the figures.
- He was arrested on charges of attempted deception when he tried to use a stolen credit card.
- Police uncovered a shocking story of lies, deception and blackmail.
- It wasn't really magic - just some kind of clever visual deception.
- Her husband was a practised liar, capable of extraordinary deception.