Free dictionary and thesaurus of English. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more...
Hint: double-click any word to get it searched!



Noun deception has 3 senses
  1. misrepresentation, deceit, deception - a misleading falsehood
    --1 is a kind of falsehood, falsity, untruth, false statement
    --1 has particulars:
     bill of goods; humbug, snake oil; half-truth; facade, window dressing; exaggeration, overstatement, magnification; snow job; pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling; subterfuge, blind; trickery, hocus-pocus, slickness, hanky panky, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery; fraudulence, duplicity; evasion, equivocation
    Derived form: verb deceive1
  2. deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation - the act of deceiving
    --2 is a kind of falsification, misrepresentaation
    --2 has particulars:
     fakery; indirection; trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan; duplicity, double-dealing; cheat, cheating; delusion, illusion, head game; pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning; imposture, impersonation; obscurantism; bluff, four flush; take-in
    Derived forms: verb deceive1, verb deceive2
  3. magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, illusion, deception - an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    --3 is a kind of performance
    --3 has particulars: card trick; prestidigitation, sleight of hand
decentralized proxy decentralizes decentralizing decentration decentrslized law enforcement decentry deceompostion decepetion deception deception work deceptive deceptive deceptively deceptiveness decertify decesetion decet

Sponsored (shop thru our affiliate link to help maintain this site):

Home | Free dictionary software | Copyright notice | Contact us | Network & desktop search | Search My Network | LAN Find | Reminder software | Software downloads | WordNet dictionary | Automotive thesaurus