deceitful

[dih-seet-fuhl]
adjective
1.
given to deceiving: A deceitful person cannot keep friends for long.
2.
intended to deceive; misleading; fraudulent: a deceitful action.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see deceit, -ful

deceitfully, adverb
deceitfulness, noun
undeceitful, adjective


1. insincere, disingenuous, false, hollow, designing, tricky, wily. 2. illusory, fallacious.


1. honest. 2. genuine.
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deceitful (dɪˈsiːtfʊl)
 
adj
full of deceit
 
de'ceitfully
 
adv
 
de'ceitfulness
 
n

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Example sentences
To survive, and to gain the information you require to overcome the scheme, you
  must be as deceitful as you can be.
Correct, but they can hardly expect to be treated with respect if they do so in
  an underhanded and deceitful manner.
Much of the so-called green industry is a pure hoax based on deceitful
  propaganda.
The annual report made no mention of false or deceitful transactions or the
  auditor's other worries.
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