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 d&emacron;cepti&omacron;, d&emacron;cepti&omacron;n-, from Latin d&emacron;ceptus, past participle of d&emacron;cipere, 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.