View definitions for deceiving


noun as in cheating

noun as in meanness

Discover More

Example Sentences

How to prevent the president from deceiving Congress and the American people, regardless of who controls the White House.

A photocopy of the work is pasted onto the wood before being painted over to give the piece its deceiving authenticity.

I was not good, not even scrupulous, but I had no idea of deceiving either myself or Tessie.

It's the closet that causes the rumors, and the lying and deceiving, and the distrust that drives the wedges.

Some will guess, others just know you're deceiving them about something.

The task of deceiving the Austrians was performed to perfection by Murat with the reserve cavalry and Lannes's corps.

For, in a confidential letter to Heinsius, whom he could have no motive for deceiving, he intimated his intention very clearly.

She had treated me like a school-boy, she had used in deceiving me a trick which was insultingly simple.

Indeed he would have found more difficulty in deceiving others had he not begun by deceiving himself.

Learning to sing "It's a long, long way to Tipperary" for the purpose of deceiving the Allies.


On this page you'll find 605 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deceiving, such as: artful, deceptive, disingenuous, duplicitous, false, and fraudulent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.