Definition of Deceitful

1. Adjective. Intended to deceive. "A fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"

Exact synonyms: Fallacious, Fraudulent
Similar to: Dishonest, Dishonorable
Derivative terms: Deceitfulness, Fraudulence, Fraudulence



2. Adjective. Marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another. "A double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"

Definition of Deceitful

1. a. Full of, or characterized by, deceit; serving to mislead or insnare; trickish; fraudulent; cheating; insincere.

Definition of Deceitful

1. Adjective. deliberately misleading or cheating ¹

2. Adjective. deceptive in multiple ways ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deceitful

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Deceitful

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1. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"Proved to be deceitful. The general nature of deceit. James i. ... That sin, indwelling sin, is deceitful, we have the express testimony of the Holy Ghost, ..."

2. The Law of Nations; Or, Principles of the Law of Nature by Emer de Vattel (1854)
"deceitful intelligence. deceitful intelligence is that of a man who feigns to betray his own party, with a view of drawing the enemy into a snare. ..."

3. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"deceitful intelligence. to i eject their offers with detestation. ... deceitful intelligence is that of a man who feigns to betray his own party, ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"Smooth and sly ; parasitical in manner and design ; flattering, deceitful, S. Now him .... deceitful ..."

5. Chitty's Treatise on Pleading and Parties to Actions: With a Second Volume by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1876)
"... and that the defendants were not to blame, are available as a defence under not guilty, (ai) In an action for a deceitful warranty of a horse, ..."

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