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de·cep·tive·ly

 (dĭ-sĕp′tĭv-lē)
adv.
In a deceptive or deceiving manner.
Usage Note: When deceptively is used to modify an adjective, the meaning can be unclear. Does the sentence The pool is deceptively shallow mean that the pool is shallower or deeper than it appears? Is it apparently shallow, but not really, or is it actually shallow but only looks deep? Thus, a deceptively complex person might be either complex or simple, depending on the point of view. The meaning of deceptively is thus very dependent upon the context, and writers should be careful to ensure that the word cannot be misinterpreted or avoid it entirely.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.deceptively - in a misleading waydeceptively - in a misleading way; "the exam looked deceptively easy"
Translations
بِخِداع، بصورَةٍ مُضَلِّلَه
falešnězdánlivě
bedrageriskvildledende
megtévesztően
á villandi hátt; meira en maîur heldur
aldatıcı

deceptively

[dɪˈseptɪvlɪ] ADV the village looks deceptively nearel pueblo parece engañosamente cerca
he was deceptively obedientno era tan sumiso como parecía

deceptively

[dɪˈsɛptɪvli] adv
deceptively simple → d'une simplicité trompeuse
to make sth look deceptively easy [+ procedure, task] → donner l'impression trompeuse que qch est facile à faire
deceptively strong → plus fort(e) qu'on ne le pense

deceptively

adv simple, easytäuschend; strong, powerfulüberraschend; gentle, mildtrügerisch, täuschend; to look deceptively like somebody/somethingjdm/einer Sache täuschend ähnlich sehen

deceptively

[dɪˈsɛptɪvlɪ] adv deceptively simple(solo) apparentemente facile

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 ?
I had first seen the place on a moist afternoon when distances are deceptively diminished.
His sliding gait had been deceptively swift, but it was as nothing to the speed at which he now ran.
Bramleys on 01484 530361 5 3 4 THIS deceptively spacious family home is built across approximately 5,000 sq ft and offers versatile accommodation, including a ground floor bedroom with en-suite facilities, three reception rooms and a second floor with potential to create a family room.
Karen Couture designs feature intricate handmade details crafted together for a deceptively simple elegant look.
The USPTO's examiner rejected the application, finding that 4D was either merely descriptive of those services or alternatively, that it was deceptively misdescriptive for those services.
The oldest and largest corporate conglomerate with a turnover of $ 9 billion, in its plea, said that the name ' TATA' has been derived from the surname of its founder J Nusserwanji Tata and Palmen cannot be allowed to use deceptively similar term or words.
She examines each of the three statutory prohibitions--against the registration of deceptive trademarks, "deceptively misdescriptive" trademarks, and "primarily geographically deceptively misdescriptive" trademarks--and how they work in practice and in theory, as well as how the false advertising section of the Lanham Act prohibits deceptive trademarks, the role the consumer should play in determination of deceptiveness, and the statutory solutions.
WAS pounds 250,000 NOW pounds 210,000 THIS deceptively spacious single-storey property offers the versatility to convert it into two dwellings.
STREET SLEEPERS: THE ART OF THE DECEPTIVELY FAST CAR provides a fine survey of car acceleration and how to use different tricks to both make the car faster and make it look deceptively slow in competition.
With further snow falls last night we now have some deceptively dangerous roads with a light cover of snow and sheet ice below.
With further snow falls we now have some deceptively dangerous roads.
5 Pip (inset), manager Bar in the Bartenders' is expert deceptively delicious about menus 860089 llangollen.