HyperDic: deception

English > 3 senses of the word deception:
NOUNcommunicationdeception, misrepresentation, deceita misleading falsehood
actdeception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulationthe act of deceiving / deceiving
actdeception, magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusionan illusory feat
deception > pronunciation
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English > deception: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA misleading falsehood.
Synonymsmisrepresentation, deceit
Narrowerbill of goodscommunication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept / accept something untrue or undesirable
evasion, equivocationA statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
exaggeration, overstatement, magnificationmaking to seem more important than it really is
facade, window dressingA showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
fraudulence, duplicityA fraudulent or duplicitous representation
half-truthA partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
humbug, snake oilcommunication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
pretense, pretence, feigning, dissemblingpretending with intention to deceive / deceive
snow jobA long / long and elaborate misrepresentation
subterfuge, blindSomething intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
trickery, hocus-pocus, slickness, hanky panky, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggeryverbal / verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
Broaderfalsehood, falsity, untruthA false statement
Spanishdecepción, engaño, fraude, impostura, mentira, tergiversación
Catalanengany, farsa, frau, mentida
Verbsdeceivebe false to
English > deception: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of deceiving / deceiving.
Synonymsdeceit, dissembling, dissimulation
Narrowerbluff, four flushThe act of bluffing in poker
cheat, cheatingA deception for profit to yourself
delusion, illusion, head gameThe act of deluding
duplicity, double-dealingActing in bad faith
fakeryThe act of faking / faking (or the product of faking / faking)
imposture, impersonationpretending to be another person
indirectiondeceitful action that is not straightforward
obscurantismA deliberate act intended to make something obscure
pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigningThe act of giving a false / false / false appearance
take-inThe act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone
trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenaniganThe use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
Broaderfalsification, misrepresentationA willful perversion of facts
Spanishdisimulación, engaño, fingimiento, fraude
Catalandissimulació, engany, fingiment
Verbsdeceivecause someone to believe an untruth
deceivebe false to
English > deception: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers.
Synonymsmagic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion
Narrowercard trickA trick performed with playing cards
prestidigitation, sleight of handmanual dexterity in the execution of tricks
BroaderperformanceThe act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
Spanishilusión, magia, prestidigitación, trampantojo, truco de magia, truco
Catalanil·lusió, màgia, truc de màgia, truc

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