Part of speech: noun

The act of deceiving; deceit; a delusion.

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Usage examples "deception":

  1. There's no deception in her. - "'Lena Rivers", Mary J. Holmes.
  2. 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", Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey.
  3. I've fallen in with every deception you thought necessary, I've told every lie you wished me to tell. - "In the Wilderness", Robert Hichens.