deceptive

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adjective de·cep·tive \di-ˈsep-tiv\

Definition of deceptive

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

deceptively

adverb

deceptiveness

noun

Examples of deceptive in a sentence

  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

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DECEPTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

deceptive

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adjective de·cep·tive \di-ˈsep-tiv\

Definition of deceptive for English Language Learners

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

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


DECEPTIVE Defined for Kids

deceptive

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adjective de·cep·tive \di-ˈsep-tiv\

Definition of deceptive for Students

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

deceptively

adverb

Law Dictionary

deceptive

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adjective de·cep·tive \di-ˈsep-tiv\

Legal Definition of deceptive

  1. :  tending or having capacity to deceive <deceptive trade practices> — compare fraudulent, misleading



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