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Definition of 'deceptive'

Adjective

  1. causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"
       Synonyms: delusory
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: misleading shoddy


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