deception definition

  • noun:
    • the employment of deceit.
    • the actual fact or condition to be deceived.
    • A ruse; a trick.
    • an example of activities and/or schemes fabricated to mislead and/or delude somebody into errantly believing a lie or inaccuracy.
    • The act of deceiving or misleading.
    • their state of being deceived or misled.
    • That which deceives or perhaps is intended to deceive; untrue representation; artifice; cheat; fraudulence.
    • The work of deceiving or misleading.
    • their state of being deceived or misled.
    • what deceives; artifice; cheat: since, the plan is perhaps all a deception.
    • the work of deceiving
    • an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    • a misleading falsehood

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