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.]
The numerical value of deceptive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of deceptive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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.
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Translations for deceptive
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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