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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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deceptiveadjective

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

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

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  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. Walter Ewing:

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

  2. Letitia James:

    Vision's illegal and deceptive practices that were targeted against New York's most vulnerable residents will finally be put to an end.

  3. Serena Daniari.Daniari:

    I think some people have misconceptions about trans people, that we're deceptive. But that couldn't be further from the truth, at the end of the day, we just want to commute to work and see our friends and family without the threat of violence. We're just like every other New Yorker.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    Unless it's something that relates to a competition issue, or it's unfair or deceptive, then I don't think we have a role.

  5. Nancy Northup:

    Today The Supreme Court took an important step toward restoring the constitutional rights of millions of women, which Texas politicians have spent years dismantling through deceptive laws and regulatory red tape.

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