Deception is defined as an untrue falsehood, or is the act of lying to or tricking someone.
An example of deception is when you tell someone you are 30 when really you are 40.
- the act or practice of deceiving
- the fact or condition of being deceived
- something that deceives, as an illusion, or is meant to deceive, as a fraud
Origin of deceptionMiddle English decepcioun ; from Old French deception ; from Classical Latin deceptio ; from past participle of decipere: see deceive
- The use of deceit.
- The fact or state of being deceived.
- A ruse; a trick.
Origin of deceptionMiddle English decepcioun, from Old French deception, from Late Latin dēceptiō, dēceptiōn-, from Latin dēceptus, past participle of dēcipere, to deceive; see deceive.
- An instance of actions and/or schemes fabricated to mislead and/or delude someone into errantly believing a lie or inaccuracy.