Antonyms for deceit:
Synonyms for deceit:
newspeak, chicanery, misconduct, sleaze, funny business, sharp practice, jiggery-pokery, smoke and mirrors, fallacy, cant, crocodile tears, collusion, casuistry, bad faith, shiftiness, corruption, ruse, foul play, double talk, turpitude, dramatics, doublespeak, rigging, skulduggery, camouflage, monkey business, gentility, hot air, play-acting, obscurantism, Hanky Panky, Maneuvering, graft.
Other synonyms and related words:
humbug, snow job, newspeak, sleight of hand, casuistry, cant, skulduggery, conjuring trick, falsification, dramatics, cheat, cheating, pretence, dissimulation, untruth, corruption, swindle, dissembling, treason, ruse, mendaciousness, Pettifoggery, prevarication, crocodile tears, camouflage, trickery, imposition, conjuration, guile, illusion, treachery, funny business, chicanery, deception, put on, shiftiness, piety, wile, doublespeak, dupery, mendacity, misrepresentation, collusion, fallacy, fabrication, hypocrisy, legerdemain, lying, cunning, lie, artifice, Hanky Panky, smoke and mirrors, monkey business, jiggery-pokery, sharp practice, magic trick, untruthfulness, hoax, rigging, deceitfulness, turpitude, act, Double dealing, trick.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
particular type of trick, misleading (noun)
practice of misleading (noun)
cheating, deceitfulness, duplicity, imposition, artifice, treachery, hypocrisy, dissimulation, smoke and mirrors, dishonesty, fraudulence, guile, chicanery, deception, fraud, trickery, cunning, pretense.
facade, claim, imitation, show, counterfeit, front, affectation, disguise, cover, air, guise, ostentation, falseness, charade, fraud, fakery, masquerade, mannerism, impersonation, bluff, pretense, pose, forgery, stage, gimmick, imposture, pretension, device, artificiality.
sleight of hand (noun)
Usage examples for deceit:
- What failure and deceit! - "The Magic Skin", Honore de Balzac.
- Then don't work or draw it, or your deceit is discovered instantly. - "Prose Idylls", Charles Kingsley.
- Here we accuse our seeing facultie Of weaknesse, and our sense of foul deceit, We do accuse and yet we know not why. - "Democritus Platonissans", Henry More.