Deception and Honesty


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Deception noun – The inclination or practice of misleading others through lies or trickery.
Usage example: a telemarketing company with a reputation for deception

Honesty is an antonym for deception in topics: trickery, trick, misleading.
Nearby Words: deceive, deceit, deceptive, deceptively
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Honesty noun – Devotion to telling the truth.
Usage example: George Washington has gone down in history for his honesty

Deception is an antonym for honesty in truthfulness topic.
Nearby Words: honest, honestly
Antonyms for Honesty
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How words are described

human human deception human honesty
direct direct deception direct honesty
perfect perfect deception perfect honesty
complete complete deception complete honesty
Other adjectives: original, genuine, simple, big, great, little, terrible, new, extra, magical.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Raising Hope Along the way the other person ends up appreciating the honesty more than being offended over the deception.
  • Princess for a Day If it's the latter, expect the deception to be exposed, and An Aesop about honesty and being yourself.
  • In case you're wondering, karma bites Kandaules in the ass when, in the third act Gyges owns up to the deception, and Nyssia is so taken with his honesty and so disgusted with her creepy husband's pimp tendencies that she persuades Gyges to kill Kandaules, and promptly crowns Gyges king instead.
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