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Meaning of DECEITFUL

Pronunciation:  di'seetful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another; "she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill; "a double-dealing double agent"; "a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray
  2. [adj]  intended to deceive; "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"

DECEITFUL is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: ambidextrous, dishonest, dishonorable, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, fallacious, fraudulent, Janus-faced, two-faced



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*ceit"ful\, a.
Full of, or characterized by, deceit; serving to mislead or
insnare; trickish; fraudulent; cheating; insincere.

      Harboring foul deceitful thoughts.       --Shak.

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