What does the word deception mean?

Usage examples for deception

  1. In spite of his air of indifference, it was evident that he was in considerable pain, and as soon as he saw that deception could not be kept up, he sank down in a chair, as if thankful to give up the strain. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  2. I've fallen in with every deception you thought necessary, I've told every lie you wished me to tell. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens