What does deceptive mean?

Definitions for deceptivedɪˈsɛp tɪv

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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"


  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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. dceptif. See Deceive.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deceptive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deceptive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Walter Ewing:

    Government statistics on who is being removed from the country can be somewhat deceptive.

  2. Charlie Leocha:

    For Delta to schedule service when they don't even have a legitimate lease is just deceptive.

  3. Matthew Zevin:

    We're thrilled with the decision, price comparisons are not illegal, but it is deceptive if there is no basis for the original price.

  4. Dorothy L. Sayers:

    The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity so have some little frocks but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.

  5. Mahatma Gandhi:

    In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.

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