Synonyms of deceptive


1. deceptive, delusory, unreal (vs. real)

usage: causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"

2. deceptive, misleading, shoddy, dishonest (vs. honest), dishonorable

usage: designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently; "the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices"

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Definition and meaning of deceptive (Dictionary)