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deceitful

[dih-seet-fuh l] /dɪˈsit fəl/
adjective
1.
given to deceiving:
A deceitful person cannot keep friends for long.
2.
intended to deceive; misleading; fraudulent:
a deceitful action.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see deceit, -ful
Related forms
deceitfully, adverb
deceitfulness, noun
undeceitful, adjective
Synonyms
1. insincere, disingenuous, false, hollow, designing, tricky, wily. 2. illusory, fallacious.
Antonyms
1. honest. 2. genuine.
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Examples for deceitfully
  • Health fraud is defined as deceitfully promoting for financial gain a health remedy that has not been proven to work.
  • Some dealers collect resin off the buds, sell the kif, and also deceitfully sell the now less potent bud.
British Dictionary definitions for deceitfully

deceitful

/dɪˈsiːtfʊl/
adjective
1.
full of deceit
Derived Forms
deceitfully, adverb
deceitfulness, noun
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