What is another word for deceit?

1860 synonyms found


[ dɪsˈiːt], [ dɪsˈiːt], [ d_ɪ_s_ˈiː_t]

Deceit is a term used to describe dishonest or fraudulent behavior. There are numerous synonyms for deceit which include words such as deception, dishonesty, fraudulence, trickery, chicanery, dupery, and dissembling. These words all highlight the act of intentionally misleading another person for personal gain. Other synonyms for deceit include treason, subterfuge, treachery, duplicity, and guile. These words specifically refer to deceitful behavior intended to betray trust or deceive another individual. All of these words convey the sense of dishonesty and the act of hiding the truth. Whether it's called deceit or by any other name, it is a fundamentally negative behavior that damages trust and affects relationships.

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What are the hypernyms for Deceit?

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What are the hyponyms for Deceit?

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What are the opposite words for deceit?

Deceit, meaning dishonesty or treachery, has several antonyms that express truthfulness and integrity. Honesty, trustworthiness, sincerity, reliability, and accountability are some of the antonyms of deceit. Honesty is the opposite of deceitfulness and reflects moral and ethical values. Trustworthiness denotes the quality of being reliable and dependable, which is the opposite of deceit. Sincerity is another antonym of deceit, which means expressing genuine feelings and beliefs. Reliability denotes dependability, and accountability implies taking responsibility for one's actions. These antonyms of deceit emphasize the importance of integrity, authenticity, and truthfulness, which are critical to building healthy relationships and leading a fulfilling life.

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Usage examples for Deceit

These messages now continued to come daily, and thus I was afforded a splendid opportunity to watch an underhand game of deceit wherein Mr. Peary was shown to be in league with a New York paper aiming secretly to further his claims and to cast doubt upon mine.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
It may be well, as far as it can be done, to check refined methods of deceit, or cruel utilizations of an advantageous position, but it can never be right to deprive energy, talent, and character of the natural reward and incentive of their exertions.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
I do not approve of such deceit.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr

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