de|ceit´ful|ness

de|ceit´ful|ness
de|ceit|ful «dih SEET fuhl», adjective.
1. ready or willing to deceive or lie: »

A liar is a deceitful person.

SYNONYM(S): insincere, disingenuous.
2. meant to deceive; deceiving; misleading: »

She told a deceitful story to avoid punishment.

SYNONYM(S): false, fraudulent.
de|ceit´ful|ly, adverb.
de|ceit´ful|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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