deceitful

Do you like to tell lies? Then you're deceitful — someone who's untrustworthy, two-faced, or fraudulent.

Being called deceitful is not a compliment: deceitful words are misleading and deceitful people tend to lie or deceive others. You can say a corrupt business is deceitful, and a two-faced politician is deceitful. A deceitful story is meant to trick you in some way, and a deceitful friend is no friend at all — they're someone you shouldn't trust. Deceitful is the opposite of honest.

DEFINITIONS OF: deceitful

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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”
Synonyms:
Janus-faced, ambidextrous, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, two-faced
dishonest, dishonorable
deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

adj intended to deceive

deceitful advertising”
“"smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge”
Synonyms:
fallacious, fraudulent
dishonest, dishonorable
deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
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