- IPA: /dɪˈsiːt/
deceit (plural deceits)
- An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick.
- The whole conversation was merely a deceit.
- An act of deceiving someone.
- (uncountable) The state of being deceitful or deceptive.
- (legal) The tort or fraudulent representation of a material fact made with knowledge of its falsity, or recklessly, or without reasonable grounds for believing its truth and with intent to induce reliance on it; the plaintiff justifiably relies on the deception, to his injury.
- (act or behavior intended to deceive) trick, fraud
- (act of deceiving) deception, trickery
- (state of being deceptive) underhandedness, deceptiveness, deceitfulness, dissimulation, fraudulence, trickery
- See also Thesaurus:deception
- French: tromperie, ruse
- German: Betrügerei
- Italian: falsità, mendacità, inganno, trucco
- Portuguese: velhacaria, fraude
- Russian: обма́н
- Spanish: bellaquería, fraude, engaño, embeleco
- German: Falschheit
- Russian: обма́нчивость