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deceit

noun [C or U] uk   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   us   /-fəl/
deceitful behaviour
deceitfully
adverb uk   us   /-fə.li/
deceitfulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-fəl.nəs/
Translations of “deceit”
in Arabic خِداع…
in Korean 속임수, 사기…
in Malaysian penipuan…
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 Vietnamese sự lừa dối…
in Spanish engaño, trampa, fraude…
in Portuguese engano, dolo…
in Thai การหลอกลวง…
in German der Betrug…
in Catalan enganys…
in Japanese だますこと…
in Indonesian penipuan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗, 欺诈…
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