Word family noun deceit deceiver deception adjective deceitful deceptive verb deceive adverb deceptively
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeceptionde‧cep‧tion /dɪˈsepʃən/ ●○○ noun [countable, uncountable] TRICK/DECEIVEthe act of deliberately making someone believe something that is not truedeceive She didn’t have the courage to admit to her deception. He was convicted of obtaining money by deception.
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deceptionPhysical intimacy promises to seal and secure the relationship, but this is a deception.They were investigating alleged deception by his flatmate, which he says he had nothing to do with.Ann quickly saw through his lies and deceptions.She was stunned by the lies and deception her husband had used to hide his affairs.The President has been accused of secrecy and deception.What began as a misunderstanding quickly became a deliberate deception on the part of the network.Fear, rage and awe contend in me - such talent for deception in one so young!It is a birth swaddled in deception, whose secret will not be shared by those most affected until decades have passed.He faced 18 charges of theft and three charges of deception involving a total of £4,560.I'm sure many businessmen use some form of deception, at times, to achieve their objectives.The winds of deception whirl around her, but the new leader persists, without success, in stressing work-related activities.We decided the deception was the worst part of it and agreed to give honesty a try.obtaining money by deceptionWilby, a divorced father-of-three, from Barnsley, admitted obtaining money by deception and was given a 180-hour community service order.She was remanded on bail at Swindon Magistrates charged with obtaining money by deception.
From King Business Dictionarydeceptionde‧cep‧tion /dɪˈsepʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable] another word for DECEITHe pleaded guilty to charges of forgery and deception.Origin deception (1400-1500) French Late Latin deceptio, from Latin decipere; DECEIVE