Origin of deceptive
Examples from the Web for deceptiveness
That the Obama administration is "trafficking in stereotypes about Jewish deceptiveness and appetite for blood."Neo-Con Lee Smith Smears Obama Administration as Anti-Semitic|Ali Gharib|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But at this moment Jones discovers for the first time the deceptiveness of visual memory.
He had moments through the night of recognizing the deceptiveness of his senses.Aurora the Magnificent|Gertrude Hall
Moralizing on the deceptiveness of appearances, Crimmins fortified himself with another slab of cut-plug.Garrison's Finish|W. B. M. Ferguson
We have learnt to prize Him in proportion as we have learnt the deceptiveness of all beside!Sermons|Clement Bailhache
Independently of any skill or deceptiveness, this broken painted surface looks effective and lasts long.British Manufacturing Industries|L. Arnoux
And then he laughed at the deceptiveness and the wild humor of his own speech.True and Other Stories|George Parsons Lathrop
British Dictionary definitions for deceptiveness
Word Origin and History for deceptiveness
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.