Origin of deceptive
Examples from the Web for deceptively
Ernst won her race for Montgomery County auditor, a deceptively powerful position in local Hawkeye State politics, in 2005.In 2005, ‘Iowa Nice’ Ernst Helped to Oust Veterans From Local Board After They Opposed Her Candidacy|Ben Jacobs|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She is a woman with strong, provocative, and deceptively intuitive opinions.
Watercolors are strikingly identical and the charcoal works, done with color pencil, are deceptively perfect.
Like a lot of great bookstores, on the outside, Green Apple is deceptively simple, humble, even misleading.Dave Eggers’s Favorite Bookstore: Green Apple Books, San Francisco|Dave Eggers|November 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The deceptively marketed products included credit score tracking, identify theft protection, and payment protection.The CFPB’s First Three Actions Against the Credit Card Companies|Matthew Zeitlin|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A small, clear stream flowed below it to the left, so deceptively clear that it reflected the hillside in all its natural tints.Yiddish Tales|Various
With a deceptively firm step she entered a room to wonder at.Red Masquerade|Louis Joseph Vance
He was moon-faced, dark, with short brown hair and a deceptively sleepy look.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
It was a hellishly unbuildable and deceptively simple gadget, that tracer.Zero Data|Charles Saphro
The trees on both sides were deceptively peaceful, as though nothing violent could possibly occur here.The Lost Wagon|James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for deceptively
Word Origin and History for deceptively
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.