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Definitions for deceptive
dɪˈsɛp tɪvde·cep·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceptive, delusoryadjective

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

    "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"

  2. deceptive, misleading, shoddyadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. deceptiveadjective

    misleading, likely or attempting to deceive

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deceptiveadjective

    Having the power of deceiving Dict.

    Etymology: from deceit.

Wikipedia

  1. deceptive

    Deception or falsehood is an act or statement that misleads, hides the truth, or promotes a belief, concept, or idea that is not true. It is often done for personal gain or advantage. Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda and sleight of hand as well as distraction, camouflage or concealment. There is also self-deception, as in bad faith. It can also be called, with varying subjective implications, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification, ruse, or subterfuge. Deception is a major relational transgression that often leads to feelings of betrayal and distrust between relational partners. Deception violates relational rules and is considered to be a negative violation of expectations. Most people expect friends, relational partners, and even strangers to be truthful most of the time. If people expected most conversations to be untruthful, talking and communicating with others would require distraction and misdirection to acquire reliable information. A significant amount of deception occurs between some romantic and relational partners.Deceit and dishonesty can also form grounds for civil litigation in tort, or contract law (where it is known as misrepresentation or fraudulent misrepresentation if deliberate), or give rise to criminal prosecution for fraud. It also forms a vital part of psychological warfare in denial and deception.

ChatGPT

  1. deceptive

    Deceptive refers to the act or practice of deliberately causing someone to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage. It involves misleading, dishonesty, fraudulence, or trickery.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deceptiveadjective

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

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of deceptive in a Sentence

  1. Mahatma Gandhi:

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

  2. Mike Reilly:

    I don’t think of plastic surgery as deceptive, but the idea of altering your appearance then seeming more trustworthy is interesting, when your eyes are more open, [you appear] more trustworthy— your parents, like mine, probably told you if you’re making eye contact, you’re not lying.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    Transparency continues to be the most effective tool in combating the malign behavior of foreign adversaries who intend to mislead and divide the American public through social media, ..., Facebooks takedown of Iran-linked malign influence pages and accounts is further evidence that such deceptive campaigns are worldwide in ambition. This requires a level of vigilance about disinformation operations that we could not have predicted only a few years ago.

  4. 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.

  5. Walter Ewing:

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

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