deception

[dih-sep-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of deceiving; the state of being deceived.
2.
something that deceives or is intended to deceive; fraud; artifice.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English decepcioun < Old French < Late Latin dēceptiōn- (stem of dēceptiō), equivalent to Latin dēcept(us) (past participle of dēcipere; see deceive) + -iōn- -ion

nondeception, noun
predeception, noun


2. trick, stratagem, ruse, wile, hoax, imposture.
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deception (dɪˈsɛpʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived
2.  something that deceives; trick

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deception
early 15c., from pp. stem of L. decipere (see deceive).
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Example sentences
Sometimes it's called propaganda and advertising and sometimes hypocrisy, lying
  and deception.
Self-deception proves itself to be more powerful than deception.
In one moment my marriage was unveiled as deception.
You can ferret out such deception, but it takes a lot of effort.
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