- deceiptful (obsolete)
- deceiptfull (obsolete)
- deceitfull (archaic)
deceitful (comparative more deceitful, superlative most deceitful)
- Deliberately misleading or cheating.
- c. 1590–1591 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene vii]:
- All theſe are ſeruants to deceitfull men.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Proverbs 27:6:
- Faithfull are the woundes of a friend : but the kiſſes of an enemy are deceitfull.
- a. 1826, Thomas Moore, “This World Is All a Fleeting Show”, in The Works of Thomas Moore, lines 1–5, page 471:
- This world is all a fleeting show, / For man’s illusion given ; / The smiles of Joy, the tears of Woe, / Deceitful shine, deceitful flow — / There’s nothing true but Heaven !
- Deceptive, two-faced.
- See also Thesaurus:deceptive
deliberately misleading or cheating
deceptive — See also translations at deceptive
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