HyperDic: deceptive

English > 2 senses of the word deceptive:
ADJECTIVEalldeceptive, delusorycausing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
alldeceptive, misleadingdesigned to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
deceptive > pronunciation
Soundsdihseh'ptihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > deceptive: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCausing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true.
Example"deceptive calm"
Synonymdelusory
Broaderunrealnot actually such
Spanishengañoso, ilusorio
Nounsdeceptivenessthe quality of being deceptive / deceptive
Adverbsdeceptivelyin a misleading way
Verbsdeceivecause someone to believe an untruth
deceivebe false to
English > deceptive: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningDesigned to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently.
Examples
  • "the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"
  • "deliberately deceptive packaging"
Synonymmisleading
Broaderdishonest, dishonorabledeceptive or fraudulent
Spanishengañoso, ilusorio
Nounsdeceptivenessthe quality of being deceptive / deceptive
Verbsdeceivecause someone to believe an untruth
deceivebe false to

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