Origin of deceptive
Examples from the Web for deceptive
He knows he was lucky that way; but also that appearances can be deceptive.
“The language on the ballot is deceptive and deliberately so,” says Herron.
The makers of wildly popular energy shot 5-hour Energy are being sued by three states for deceptive advertising.
The procedure is called an E-Trace, but the name is deceptive.How Bronx Teen Shaaliver Douse, Killed by Cops, Ended Up With a Gun|Michael Daly|August 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Were there not reflections of a deceptive, stimulation-seeking, and coldblooded psychopathic personality in Dzhokhar?
Nevertheless it was so deceptive that when the Nell came in sight she was not close enough to the left shore for safety.A Canyon Voyage|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
At the second step I changed my mind—there was that deceptive mud to reckon with.The Range Dwellers|B. M. Bower
For the third time the sight carried with it a deceptive appearance of victory.Waterloo|Hilaire Belloc
Ever and anon a bright, but, alas, deceptive idea would dart you through.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
Here you see the deceptive character of those alluring words.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II|Martin Luther
British Dictionary definitions for deceptive
Word Origin and History for deceptive
1610s, from French deceptif (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin deceptivus, from decept-, past participle stem of Latin decipere (see deceive). Earlier in this sense was deceptious (c.1600), from French deceptieux, from Medieval Latin deceptiosus, from deceptionem. Related: Deceptively; deceptiveness.