deception


deception
deception [dē sep′shən, disep′shən]
n.
[ME decepcioun < OFr deception < L deceptio < pp. of decipere: see DECEIVE]
1. the act or practice of deceiving
2. the fact or condition of being deceived
3. something that deceives, as an illusion, or is meant to deceive, as a fraud
SYN.- DECEPTION is applied to anything that deceives, whether by design or illusion; FRAUD suggests deliberate deception in dishonestly depriving a person of property, rights, etc.; SUBTERFUGE suggests an artifice or stratagem used to deceive others and to evade something or gain some end; TRICKERY implies the use of tricks or ruses in deceiving others; CHICANERY implies the use of petty trickery and subterfuge, esp. in legal actions

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