deceptive

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From Middle French déceptif.

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deceptive ‎(comparative more deceptive, superlative most deceptive)

  1. Misleading, likely or attempting to deceive.
    deceptive advertising
    deceptive practices
    • Trench
      language altogether deceptive, and hiding the deeper reality from our eyes

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