looks can be deceiving/deceptive

Definition of looks can be deceiving/deceptive

  1. —used to say that something can be very different from how it seems or appears to be The restaurant doesn't look very appealing, but looks can be deceiving/deceptive.

Word by Word Definitions

lookplay looks
  1. :  to make sure or take care (that something is done)

    :  to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

    :  to exercise the power of vision upon :  examine

  1. :  the act of looking

    :  glance

    :  the expression of the countenance

  1. :  know, understand

    :  to be able to do, make, or accomplish

    :  to have knowledge or skill

  1. :  a usually cylindrical receptacle:

    :  a vessel for holding liquids

    :  a drinking vessel

  1. :  to put in a can :  preserve by sealing in airtight cans or jars

    :  to hit (a golf shot) into the cup

    :  to hit (a shot) in basketball

  1. : canceled; cancellation

    : cannon

    : canto

deceiveplay deceiving
  1. :  ensnare

    :  to be false to

    :  to fail to fulfill

deceptiveplay
  1. :  tending or having power to cause someone to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid :  tending or having power to deceive


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