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Deception meaning

deception - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of deceiving or misleading.
  2. 2. The state of being deceived or misled.
  3. 3. That which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud.
  4. 4. Act of deceiving; fraud; illusion.

deception - examples of usage

  1. To evade this obligation a regular system of deception is practised most offensive to the moral sense, and, as a consequence, few of the oysters go into the hands of the lessees. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. Very little self- deception is necessary, and in this department success is invariable. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. He agreed to the deception. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
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