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Related to deceptive: feigning, subterfuge, Passive aggressive

de·cep·tive

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

de·cep′tive·ness n.

deceptive

(dɪˈsɛptɪv)
adj
1. likely or designed to deceive; misleading: appearances can be deceptive.
2. (Classical Music) music (of a cadence) another word for interrupted3
deˈceptively adv
deˈceptiveness n

de•cep•tive

(dɪˈsɛp tɪv)

adj.
1. likely to deceive; capable of deception.
2. perceptually misleading.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin]
de•cep′tive•ly, adv.
de•cep′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deceptive - causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"
unreal - not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary; "this conversation is getting more and more unreal"; "the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy"; "the unreal world of advertising art"
2.deceptive - 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"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

deceptive

deceptive

adjective
Tending to lead one into error:
Translations
خادِع، مُضَلِّل
klamnýošidnýpodvodnýzavádějící
bedragerisk
petollinen
déceptiftrompeur
blekkjandi
klamlivý
aldatıcı

deceptive

[dɪˈseptɪv] ADJengañoso

deceptive

[dɪˈsɛptɪv] adjtrompeur/euse

deceptive

adjirreführend; similaritytäuschend; simplicitytrügerisch; to be deceptivetäuschen, trügen (geh); appearances are or can be deceptiveder Schein trügt

deceptive

[dɪˈsɛptɪv] adj (likely to deceive) → ingannevole; (meant to deceive) → ingannatore/trice

deception

(diˈsepʃən) noun
(an act of) deceiving. Deception is difficult in these circumstances.
deˈceptive (-tiv) adjective
deceiving; misleading. Appearances may be deceptive.
deˈceptively adjective
She is deceptively shy.
References in classic literature ?
A few rays of light, a wan, sinister light, that seemed to have been stolen from an expiring luminary, fell through some opening or other upon an old tower that raised its pasteboard battlements on the stage; everything, in this deceptive light, adopted a fantastic shape.
Heartily, verily, even when I CREEP into bed--: there, still laugheth and wantoneth my hidden happiness; even my deceptive dream laugheth.
They disappeared into the forest, and Count Orlov-Denisov, having seen Grekov off, returned, shivering from the freshness of the early dawn and excited by what he had undertaken on his own responsibility, and began looking at the enemy camp, now just visible in the deceptive light of dawn and the dying campfires.
But it was an obstinate pair of shoulders; they could not seem to learn the trick of stooping with any sort of deceptive naturalness.
Even the more mature experience of his parents was misled by the deceptive symptoms that his complaint assumed in the commencement of summer.
It was a long shot, a dangerous shot, for unless one is accustomed to it, shooting from a considerable altitude is most deceptive work.
Vague recollections of these great abortive schemes of mine left a deceptive glow in my soul and fostered my belief in myself, without giving me the energy to produce.
It was now in the first watch of the night; and the pale, quivering, and deceptive light, from a new moon, was playing over the endless waves of the prairie, tipping the swells with gleams of brightness, and leaving the interval land in deep shadow.
you speak of the dead; the dead, at least, were full of respect and submission; they resigned themselves to an order of exile; they carried their despair away with them in their hearts, like a priceless possession, because the despair was caused by the woman they loved, and because death, thus deceptive, was like a gift or a favor conferred upon them.
How many times I wished them, and have often wished since, that by some power of magic I might remove the great bulk of these people into the county districts and plant them upon the soil, upon the solid and never deceptive foundation of Mother Nature, where all nations and races that have ever succeeded have gotten their start,--a start that at first may be slow and toilsome, but one that nevertheless is real.
It was only those who were behind the curtain who realized how deceptive appearances were.
He no longer sprawled and straddled, and already he was developing the gait of his mother, slinking and furtive, apparently without exertion, yet sliding along with a swiftness that was as deceptive as it was imperceptible.