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1. deception

noun. ['dɪˈsɛpʃən'] an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers.

Synonyms

  • magic trick
  • sleight of hand
  • thaumaturgy
  • illusion
  • trick
  • card trick
  • conjuring trick
  • prestidigitation
  • performance
  • magic
  • conjuration

Antonyms

  • sighted
  • perceptive
  • rational
  • brighten

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Rhymes with Deception

  • preconception
  • misconception
  • contraception
  • misperception
  • interception
  • conception
  • reception
  • perception
  • inception
  • exception

Sentences with deception


1. Noun, singular or mass
Magic is a form of deception because the magician tricks the audience.

Quotes about deception


1. Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
- Claude Debussy

2. Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.
- William Hazlitt

3. Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

2. self-deception

noun. ['ˌsɛlfdəˈsɛpʃən'] a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it.

Synonyms

  • misconception

Antonyms

  • dimension
  • concept

Etymology

  • deception (English)
  • self- (English)

3. deception

noun. ['dɪˈsɛpʃən'] the act of deceiving.

Synonyms

  • cheat
  • falsification
  • illusion
  • imposture
  • misrepresentation
  • bluff
  • cheating
  • dissimulation
  • chicane
  • pretending
  • deceit
  • shenanigan
  • duplicity
  • pretence
  • pretense
  • double-dealing
  • head game
  • indirection
  • chicanery
  • four flush
  • wile
  • delusion
  • impersonation
  • simulation
  • feigning
  • take-in
  • guile
  • trickery
  • obscurantism
  • fakery

Antonyms

  • roughness
  • profundity
  • rear
  • contraction

4. deception

noun. ['dɪˈsɛpʃən'] a misleading falsehood.

Synonyms

  • bill of goods
  • exaggeration
  • overstatement
  • skulduggery
  • blind
  • misrepresentation
  • fraudulence
  • slickness
  • facade
  • deceit
  • duplicity
  • skullduggery
  • hocus-pocus
  • pretence
  • hanky panky
  • pretense
  • half-truth
  • magnification
  • window dressing
  • equivocation
  • snow job
  • jiggery-pokery
  • falsity
  • evasion
  • humbug
  • feigning
  • snake oil
  • falsehood
  • subterfuge
  • trickery
  • untruth

Antonyms

  • understatement
  • truthfulness
  • unequivocalness
  • unambiguity
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