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Definition 1: marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deceitful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was a deceitful scheming little thing
  • a double-dealing double agent
  • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer

Synonyms for deceitful in the sense of this definition

(deceitful is similar to ...) deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

Definition 2: intended to deceive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deceitful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deceitful advertising
  • fallacious testimony
  • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice
  • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

Synonyms for deceitful in the sense of this definition

(deceitful is similar to ...) deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

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