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English definition of “deceit”

deceit

noun [C or U]     /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.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people deceitful     /-fəl/ adjective deceitful behaviourDishonest deceitfully     /-fə.li/ adverb Dishonest deceitfulness     /-fəl.nəs/ noun [U] Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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