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deceitful


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deceitful  \De*ceit"ful\,  a. 
  Full  of  or  characterized  by  deceit;  serving  to  mislead  or 
  insnare;  trickish;  fraudulent;  cheating;  insincere. 
 
  Harboring  foul  deceitful  thoughts.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deceitful 
  adj  1:  intended  to  deceive;  "deceitful  advertising";  "fallacious 
  testimony";  "smooth,  shining,  and  deceitful  as  thin 
  ice"  S.T.Coleridge;  "a  fraudulent  scheme  to  escape 
  paying  taxes"  [syn:  {fallacious},  {fraudulent}] 
  2:  marked  by  deliberate  deceptiveness  especially  by  pretending 
  one  set  of  feelings  and  acting  under  the  influence  of 
  another;  "she  was  a  deceitful  scheming  little  thing"- 
  Israel  Zangwill;  "a  double-dealing  double  agent";  "a 
  double-faced  infernal  traitor  and  schemer"-  W.M.Thackeray 
  [syn:  {ambidextrous},  {double-dealing},  {duplicitous},  {Janus-faced}, 
  {two-faced},  {double-faced},  {double-tongued}] 




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