deceptiveness


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de·cep·tive

 (dĭ-sĕp′tĭv)
adj.
Deceiving or tending to deceive: a deceptive advertisement.

de·cep′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deceptiveness - the quality of being deceptive
dishonesty - the quality of being dishonest
meretriciousness, speciousness - an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility; "the speciousness of his argument"
Translations

deceptiveness

[dɪˈseptɪvnɪs] Ncarácter m engañoso

deceptiveness

nTäuschende(s) nt; the deceptiveness of the effects of perspectivedie trügerischen Effekte der Perspektive; beware of the deceptiveness of statisticsVorsicht, Statistiken sind irreführend

deceptiveness

[dɪˈsɛptɪvnɪs] ncarattere m ingannevole; (deliberate) → carattere infido
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