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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeceitde‧ceit /dɪˈsiːt/ noun [countable, uncountable]  TRICK/DECEIVEbehaviour that is intended to make someone believe something that is not true an atmosphere of hypocrisy and deceitdeliberate/calculated/outright deceit
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deceitHis political opponents have accused him of corruption and deceit.The students harboured hidden resentment and committed deceit.Urban renewal was the greatest deceit True, slum property was being cleared.This caused an angry confrontation and Minton apologised for his deceit.Murder, deceit, and malice await Sara when she comes to visit her great-aunt Contessa Belzoni in Venice of the 1880s.The government has a sad history of deceit in its dealings with Indians.Any other parties must be able to allege fraud or deceit.Precisely for this reason, you end up by trusting no one and suspecting everyone of possible deceit.Often, he'd involved others in the deceit.The wedge this deceit drove between us only served to make me love Kip more.He now found himself in a world where deceit was accepted, even expected.deliberate/calculated/outright deceitHe had deceived her utterly from start to finish, and such calculated deceit was a downright insult!
From Longman Business Dictionarydeceitde‧ceit /dɪˈsiːt/ noun [countable, uncountable] behaviour that is intended to make someone believe something that is not trueVictims of the firm’s fraud and deceit are seeking redress in the courts.
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