From the beginning, the entire campaign has been a calculated exercise in deceit.
On Borgen, grandstanding and deceit still plague the political process.
The Psychology of deceit, and a professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
America by Heart packs a lot of deceit into a small package.
Unfortunately, it has become a game of deceit and deception, not the back-and-forth conversation that a great match should be.
Love and deceit, troubles and rewards are as ageless as the heavens.
There was nothing of the Warden's estimate in these eyes; nothing of cruelty nor deceit nor greed.
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
It must be my duty to reprove, to show her her deceit in its full enormity.
Watch well for his coming, for he is full of cunning and deceit, and will endeavor to hide himself from your eyes.
c.1300, from Old French deceite, fem. past participle of deceveir (see deceive).
Deceit is a shorter and more energetic word for deceitfulness, indicating the quality; it is also, but more rarely, used to express the act or manner of deceiving. The reverse is true of deception, which is properly the act or course by which one deceives, and not properly the quality; it may express the state of being deceived. Fraud is an act or series of acts of deceit by which one attempts to benefit himself at the expense of others. It is generally a breaking of the law; the others are not. [entry for "deceit" in "The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia," 1902]