Do you like to tell lies? Then you’re deceitful — someone who’s untrustworthy, two-faced, or fraudulent.
Being called deceitful is not a compliment: deceitful words are misleading and deceitful people tend to lie or deceive others. You can say a corrupt business is deceitful, and a two-faced politician is deceitful. A deceitful story is meant to trick you in some way, and a deceitful friend is no friend at all — they’re someone you shouldn’t trust. Deceitful is the opposite of honest.
marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
intended to deceive