Synonyms of deceit in English:


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1‘we are caught in an endless round of lies and deceit’


deception, deceitfulness, duplicity, double-dealing, fraud, fraudulence, cheating, trickery, duping, hoodwinking, chicanery, underhandedness, deviousness, slyness, cunning, craftiness, craft, wiliness, artfulness, guile, dissimulation, dissembling, bluff, bluffing, lying, pretence, artifice, treachery

informal crookedness, monkey business, funny business, hanky-panky, jiggery-pokery

North American informal monkeyshines

Irish informal codology

archaic management, knavery



2‘their life is all a deceit’


sham, fraud, pretence, imposture, hoax, fake, misrepresentation, blind, wile, artifice, Trojan horse

trick, stratagem, device, ruse, scheme, dodge, manoeuvre, contrivance, machination, deception, subterfuge, cheat, swindle, confidence trick

informal con, con trick, set-up, game, scam, sting, gyp, leg-pull, flimflam

British informal wheeze

North American informal bunco, grift

Australian informal lurk, rort

South African informal schlenter

British informal, dated flanker

archaic shift, fetch, rig