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  • nounmisleading; being dishonest
  • nountrick

synonyms for deception

  • betrayal
  • deceit
  • disinformation
  • duplicity
  • falsehood
  • fraud
  • hypocrisy
  • lying
  • mendacity
  • treachery
  • trickery
  • untruth
  • artifice
  • beguilement
  • blarney
  • cheat
  • circumvention
  • cozenage
  • craftiness
  • cunning
  • deceitfulness
  • deceptiveness
  • dissimulation
  • double-dealing
  • dupery
  • equivocation
  • flimflam
  • fraudulence
  • guile
  • hokum
  • imposition
  • insincerity
  • juggling
  • legerdemain
  • pretense
  • prevarication
  • sophism
  • treason
  • trickiness
  • trumpery
  • defraudation

antonyms for deception

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  • faithfulness
  • forthrightness
  • honesty
  • loyalty
  • sincerity
  • truth
  • openness
  • frankness
  • honor
  • trustworthiness
  • truthfulness
  • uprightness
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    How to use deception in a sentence

    Online deception is now a multimillion-dollar global industry, and the emerging economy of misinformation is growing quickly.
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    The postponement follows the startup’s efforts to pivot from denying allegations of deception to talking up its technology and partnerships to calm investors who have seen the stock price plunge by almost 50% since the company went public in June.
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    Especially when there’s deception and mislabeling going into the buys in the first place.
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    Niccolò Machiavelli, perhaps the most famous political thinker, endorsed using any strategies available—including cooperation, corruption, and deception—to gain status and maintain political control.
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    It’s common for telemarketers to disguise themselves in order to trick people to picking up, but the deception takes on another level of seriousness when an election is at stake.
    TELEMARKETER SAYS ANOTHER GOP CAMPAIGN WAS BEHIND PHIL GRAHAM ROBOCALLSJESSE MARXJULY 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    Deception does not suit the part of a protector, and, when one can do anything without question, where is the use of deception?
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    With the shrewd cleverness that scarcely ever deserted her, she had forced her temper into the service of deception.
    BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
    In all kinds of deception the Chinese are great adepts, and decidedly more than a match for any Europeans.
    A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
    It seemed to him as if no punishment or penance could atone for such deception and for so great a crime.
    SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
    Deception, so hateful to her truthful soul, she was compelled to carry on even against her trusting husband.
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    WORDS RELATED TO DECEPTION

    • deceit
    • deception
    • dishonesty
    • disingenuousness
    • double-dealing
    • hypocrisy
    • phoniness
    • ambuscade
    • ambushment
    • camouflage
    • concealment
    • deception
    • hiding
    • hiding place
    • lurking
    • pitfall
    • shelter
    • trap
    • trick
    • waiting
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