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  • Deceiving — Deceive De*ceive , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deceived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deceiving}.] [OE. deceveir, F. d[ e]cevoir, fr. L. decipere to catch, insnare, deceive; de + capere to take, catch. See {Capable}, and cf. {Deceit}, {Deception}.] 1. To lead into …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deceiving — Synonyms and related words: beguiling, catchy, deceptive, deluding, delusive, delusory, dubious, fallacious, FALSE, fishy, hallucinatory, illusive, illusory, misleading, questionable, trickish, tricksy, tricky …   Moby Thesaurus

  • deceiving — de·ceive || dɪ siːv v. cheat, mislead …   English contemporary dictionary

  • DECEIVING — …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-deceiving — /self di see ving, self /, adj. 1. subject to self deception; tending to deceive or fool oneself: a self deceiving person. 2. used in deceiving oneself, esp. in justifying a false belief, a morally reprehensible act, or the like: a self deceiving …   Universalium

  • eye-deceiving — adj. creating the illusion of seeing reality. Syn: trompe l oeil(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-deceiving — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : given to self deception or serving to deceive oneself a self deceiving hypocrite self deceiving excuses …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-deceiving — self deceiv′ing adj …   From formal English to slang

  • eye-deceiving — adjective creating the illusion of seeing reality (Freq. 1) the visual deception of trompe l oeil art • Syn: ↑trompe l oeil • Similar to: ↑unreal …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-delusion — deceiving oneself deliberately …   English contemporary dictionary

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