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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.

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. Corey DeAngelis:

    The union should just be honest about what they're getting ready to do. It's a strike, they're being deceptive by calling it ‘a remote work action’ or a ‘schoolwide operational pause.’ If employees are expected to show up to work in person and they don't, that is a strike, not a ‘remote work action.’.

  2. Nathaniel Gleicher:

    These accounts and pages were actively working to conceal what they were doing and were linked to the Saracen Group, an online syndicate in Indonesia, they have using deceptive messaging and... networks of concealed pages and accounts to drive often divisive narratives over key issues of public debates in Indonesia.

  3. Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor:

    The Judgment holding Johnson Johnson accountable for Oklahoma Supreme Court justices deceptive actions was a huge victory for Oklahoma citizens and Oklahoma Supreme Court justices families who have been ravaged by opioids, our staff will be exploring options. We are still pursuing our other pending claims against opioid distributors who have flooded our communities with these highly addictive drugs for decades. Oklahomans deserve nothing less.

  4. Jennifer Pomeranz:

    I would argue that not disclosing the nutrition facts panel and the ingredients list, including allergens, is an unfair or deceptive act.

  5. 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.

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