Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun deception

3 senses of deception

Sense 1
misrepresentation, deceit, deception -- (a misleading falsehood)
       => falsehood, falsity, untruth -- (a false statement)

Sense 2
deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation -- (the act of deceiving)
       => falsification, misrepresentation -- (a willful perversion of facts)

Sense 3
magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception -- (an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers)
       => performance -- (the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto")

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