Synonyms of deception in English:

deception


See definition of deception

noun

1‘the court found that they had obtained money by deception’

SYNONYMS
deceit, deceitfulness, duplicity, double-dealing, fraud, fraudulence, cheating, trickery, duping, hoodwinking, chicanery, underhandedness, deviousness, slyness, cunning, craft, craftiness, wiliness, artfulness, guile, dissimulation, dissembling, bluff, bluffing, lying, pretence, artifice, treachery
informal crookedness, monkey business, funny business, hanky-panky, jiggery-pokery, kidology
North American informal monkeyshines
Irish informal codology
archaic management, knavery

2‘she had proof that this was a deception’

SYNONYMS
trick, stratagem, device, ruse, scheme, dodge, manoeuvre, contrivance, machination, subterfuge, cheat, swindle, confidence trick
sham, fraud, pretence, imposture, hoax, fake, misrepresentation, blind, wile, artifice, Trojan horse
informal con, con trick, set-up, game, scam, sting, gyp, leg-pull, flimflam
British informal wheeze
North American informal bunco, grift
Australian informal lurk, rort
South African informal schlenter
British informal, dated flanker
archaic shift, fetch, rig