Definitions for deceptivedɪˈsɛp tɪv
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word deceptive
causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
"deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"
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"
misleading, likely or attempting to deceive
tending to deceive; having power to mislead, or impress with false opinions; as, a deceptive countenance or appearance
Origin: [Cf. F. dceptif. See Deceive.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There's nothing selective, there's nothing deceptive.
Government statistics on who is being removed from the country can be somewhat deceptive.
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
For Delta to schedule service when they don't even have a legitimate lease is just deceptive.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
Translations for deceptive
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- измамен, заблуждаващBulgarian
- ošidný, matoucí, zavádějící, klamnýCzech
- betrügerisch, irreführendGerman
- illusoire, trompeurFrench
- mealltach, cealgach, carachScottish Gaelic
- bedrieglijk, onoprecht, misleidendDutch
- enganoso, enganadorPortuguese
- missledande, missvisandeSwedish
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