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deceitful

adjective

1 deceitful

Intended to deceive:
— Deceitful advertising.
— Smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice.

synonyms: fallacious, fraudulent.

Roget 544: false, deceitful, mendacious, unveracious, fraudulent, dishonest, faithless, truthless, trothless; unfair, uncandid; hollow-hearted; evasive; uningenuous, ... show more

Roget 545: deceived etc. v.; deceiving &c.; cunning etc. 702; prestigious, prestigiatory; deceptive, deceptious; deceitful, ... show more

Roget 702: cunning, crafty, artful; skillful etc. 698; subtle, feline, vulpine; cunning as a fox, cunning as a serpent; deep, deep laid; profound; ... show more

Roget 495: erroneous, untrue, false, devoid of truth, fallacious, apocryphal, unreal, ungrounded, groundless; unsubstantial etc. 4; heretical etc. ... show more



2 deceitful

Marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another:
— She was a deceitful scheming little thing.

synonyms: ambidextrous, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, Janus-faced, two-faced.

Polish: obłudny, zakłamany, fałszywy, dwulicowy, załgany, jezuicki


Moby thesaurus: Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, ambidextrous, arch, artful, astute, cagey, calculating, canny, chiseling, clandestine, clever, collusive, counterfeit, covinous, crafty, crooked, cunning, cute ... show more.

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