Deceitful

  • 1 Deceitful — De*ceit ful, a. Full of, or characterized by, deceit; serving to mislead or insnare; trickish; fraudulent; cheating; insincere. [1913 Webster] Harboring foul deceitful thoughts. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 deceitful — index collusive, colorable (specious), deceptive, delusive, devious, dishonest, disingenuous, evasive …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 deceitful — mid 15c., from DECEIT (Cf. deceit) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Deceitfully; deceitfulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 deceitful — *dishonest, mendacious, lying, untruthful Analogous words: crafty, tricky, wily, guileful, foxy, insidious, cunning, *sly, artful: underhand, underhanded, stealthy, furtive, clandestine (see SECRET): *crooked, devious, oblique: delusory,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 deceitful — [adj] dishonest, insincere artful, astucious, astute, beguiling, clandestine, counterfeit, crafty, cunning, deceiving, deceptive, delusive, delusory, designing, disingenuous, double dealing, duplicitous, fallacious, false, feline, foxy,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 deceitful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ acting to deceive others. DERIVATIVES deceitfully adverb deceitfulness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 deceitful — [dē sēt′fəl, disēt′fəl] adj. 1. tending to deceive; apt to lie or cheat 2. intended to deceive; deceptive; false SYN. DISHONEST deceitfully adv. deceitfulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 deceitful — adj. deceitful to + inf. (it was deceitful to say such things behind her back) * * * [dɪ siːtf(ə)l] deceitful to + inf. (it was deceitful to say such things behind her back) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 deceitful — [[t]dɪsi͟ːtfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone is deceitful, you mean that they behave in a dishonest way by making other people believe something that is not true. They claimed the government had been deceitful... The ambassador called… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 deceitful — adjective Date: 15th century having a tendency or disposition to deceive: a. not honest < a deceitful child > b. deceptive, misleading < deceitful advertising > Synonyms: see dishonest • deceitfully adverb • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 deceitful — deceitfully, adv. deceitfulness, n. /di seet feuhl/, adj. 1. given to deceiving: A deceitful person cannot keep friends for long. 2. intended to deceive; misleading; fraudulent: a deceitful action. [1400 50; late ME; see DECEIT, FUL] Syn. 1.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 deceitful — de|ceit|ful [dıˈsi:tfəl] adj someone who is deceitful tells lies in order to get what they want ▪ His manner was sly and deceitful. >deceitfully adv ▪ His lawyer argued that his client had not acted deceitfully . >deceitfulness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 deceitful — adjective 1) a deceitful woman Syn: dishonest, untruthful, mendacious, insincere, false, disingenuous, untrustworthy, unscrupulous, unprincipled, two faced, duplicitous, double dealing, underhanded, crafty, cunning, sly, sch …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 deceitful — adjective someone who is deceitful tells lies in order to get what they want deceitfully adverb deceitfulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 deceitful — de•ceit•ful [[t]dɪˈsit fəl[/t]] adj. 1) given to deceiving 2) intended to deceive; misleading: a deceitful action[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50 de•ceit′ful•ly, adv. de•ceit′ful•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 deceitful —   Ho opunipuni, ho opuni, āpiki, wahahe e, waha wale, haku epa, e epa, poholalo, elelo lua.    ♦ Deceitful speech, ōlelo pahele.   Rare: holo lua, pauke e, ukalekale, ka alalo, oeha a, kanale o, pau aka, alapahi, apake e. See deceive …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 17 deceitful — adjective a) deliberately misleading or cheating b) deceptive in multiple ways …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 deceitful — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, ambidextrous, arch, artful, astute, cagey, calculating, canny, chiseling, clandestine, clever, collusive, counterfeit, covinous, crafty, crooked, cunning, cute, deceptive, deep, deep …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 deceitful — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. dishonest, tricky, cunning, insincere; see dishonest 1 , 2 . See Synonym Study at dishonest . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. dishonest, deceptive, fraudulent, double dealing, *full of it, crafty, underhanded,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 deceitful — de|ceit|ful [ dı sitfəl ] adjective behaving dishonestly in order to trick people ╾ de|ceit|ful|ly adverb ╾ de|ceit|ful|ness noun uncount ─ compare DECEPTIVE 2 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English