deceitful




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.

Definitions of deceitful
  1. adjective

    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”
    synonyms:
    Janus-faced, ambidextrous, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, two-faced

    dishonest, dishonorable

    deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
  2. adjective

    intended to deceive

    deceitful advertising”
    “”smooth, shining, and
    deceitful as thin ice” – S.T.Coleridge”
    synonyms:
    fallacious, fraudulent

    dishonest, dishonorable

    deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

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