Definitions for deceptivedɪˈsɛp tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•cep•tivedɪˈsɛp tɪv(adj.)

  1. likely to deceive; capable of deception.

  2. perceptually misleading.

Origin of deceptive:

1605–15; < ML


Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceptive, delusory(adj)

    causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true

    "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"

  2. deceptive, misleading, shoddy(adj)

    designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently

    "the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. deceptive(adjective)ɪˈsɛp tɪv

    making you believe sth that is untrue; = misleading

    deceptive advertising; Was he being deliberately deceptive?; a deceptively quiet town


  1. deceptive(Adjective)

    misleading, likely or attempting to deceive

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deceptive(adj)

    tending to deceive; having power to mislead, or impress with false opinions; as, a deceptive countenance or appearance

Translations for deceptive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


deceiving; misleading

Appearances may be deceptive.

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