[ dih-sep-tiv ]
/ dɪˈsɛp tɪv /
apt or tending to deceive: The enemy's peaceful overtures may be deceptive.
perceptually misleading: It looks like a curved line, but it's deceptive.
Words nearby deceptive
Origin of deceptive
OTHER WORDS FROM deceptive
de·cep·tive·ly, adverbde·cep·tive·ness, nounnon·de·cep·tive, adjectivenon·de·cep·tive·ly, adverb
non·de·cep·tive·ness, nounun·de·cep·tive, adjectiveun·de·cep·tive·ly, adverbun·de·cep·tive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-deceptive
/ (dɪˈsɛptɪv) /
likely or designed to deceive; misleadingappearances can be deceptive
music (of a cadence) another word for interrupted (def. 3)
Derived forms of deceptivedeceptively, adverbdeceptiveness, noun
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