Etymology
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deceitful (adj.)

"full of deceit, tending to mislead," mid-15c., from deceit + -ful. Earlier in the same sense was deceivant (late 14c.). Related: Deceitfully; deceitfulness.

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Definitions of deceitful

deceitful (adj.)
intended to deceive; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge;
deceitful advertising
Synonyms: fallacious / fraudulent
deceitful (adj.)
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-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray;
Synonyms: ambidextrous / double-dealing / duplicitous / Janus-faced / two-faced / double-faced / double-tongued
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