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deception

noun

1 deception

A misleading falsehood.

synonyms: deceit, misrepresentation.

Dutch: bedrog
Polish: bałamuctwo, granda, kanciarstwo, krętactwo, macherka, machlojka, matactwo, oszukaństwo, oszustwo, szachrajstwo ... show more



2 deception

The act of deceiving.

synonyms: deceit, dissembling, dissimulation.

Roget 544: falsehood, falseness; falsity, falsification; deception etc. 545; untruth etc. 546; guile; lying etc. ... show more

Dutch: bedriegerij, bedrog, beduvelarij, kloterij, misleiding, mystificatie, oplichterij, veinzerij, verlakkerij, verneukerij ... show more
Polish: dyssymulacja, dysymulacja

3 deception

An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers.

synonyms: conjuration, conjuring trick, illusion, legerdemain, magic, magic trick, thaumaturgy, trick.

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Dutch: gegoochel, goochelarij, goochelkunst, hocus-pocus, illusionisme
Polish: sztuczka, trick, trik


Moby thesaurus: acting, affectation, airy nothing, appearance, artifice, attitudinizing, autism, befooling, bluff, bluffing, bubble, burial, burying, casuistry, cheat, cheating, chicane, chicanery, chimera, clouding ... show more.

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