deceitfulness
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈsiːtfəlnəs/
Noun

deceitfulness (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being deceitful.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts XIII:
      O full off all sutelte and disseytfulnes the chylde off the devyll, and the enemye of all righteousnes thou ceasest not to pervert the strayght wayes off the lorde.
    • 1903, Andy Adams, The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days, ch. 20 "A Moonlight Drive",
      The lanterns both rear and forward being always in sight, I was as much at sea as any one as to the length of the herd, knowing the deceitfulness of distance of campfires and other lights by night.



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