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deceptive

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adjective de·cep·tive \di-ˈsep-tiv\

Simple Definition of deceptive

  • : intended to make someone believe something that is not true

  • : likely to make someone believe something that is not true

Full Definition of deceptive

  1. :  tending or having power to deceive :  misleading <a deceptive appearance>

de·cep·tive·ly adverb
de·cep·tive·ness noun

Examples of deceptive

  1. <in his deceptive answer about the vehicle's history, the salesman said that the used car had never been hit by another car>

  2. <a mail-order firm indicted for deceptive business practices>



Circa 1611

First Known Use of deceptive

circa 1611



DECEPTIVE Defined for Kids

deceptive

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adjective de·cep·tive \di-ˈsep-tiv\

Definition of deceptive

  1. :  tending or able to deceive <deceptive advertisements>

de·cep·tive·ly adverb




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