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Synonyms for deceptive
dɪˈsɛp tɪvde·cep·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceptive, delusoryadjective

    causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true

    "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"

    Synonyms:
    misleading, shoddy, delusory

    Antonyms:
    honorable, honest, real(a)

  2. deceptive, misleading, shoddyadjective

    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:
    cheapjack, misleading, shoddy, tawdry, jerry-built, delusory

    Antonyms:
    honorable, honest, real(a)

Editors Contribution

  1. ingenuine

    to deceive or be unauthentic.

    when asked to explain his whereabouts that night he gave misleading information

    Submitted by rinat on January 4, 2016  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deceptiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    deceitful, deceiving, delusive, illusive, illusory, misleading, fallacious, clap-trap, false

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deceptiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    delusive, fallacious, deceitful, specious, insidious, sophistical

    Antonyms:
    guileless, candid, ingenuous, sincere, open

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deceptive":

    misleading, fraudulent, deceitful, illusory, false, fallacious, specious

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How to use deceptive in a sentence?

  1. Mahatma Gandhi:

    In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.

  2. Jessie Liu:

    The scheme involves multiple parties affiliated with the IRGC and furthered by the deceptive voyages of the Grace 1, a network of front companies allegedly laundered millions of dollars in support of such shipments.

  3. Letitia James:

    Vision's illegal and deceptive practices that were targeted against New York's most vulnerable residents will finally be put to an end.

  4. Guy Reschenthaler:

    He has been wrong, intentionally deceptive, and inconsistent throughout this entire pandemic. A few examples of Fauci’s failures include : claiming there was very little risk to Americans in January of 2020, opposing President Trump’s China travel ban then crediting it with saving lives, and wrongly predicting an explosion of cases in Texas after Gov. Abbott lifted the state mask mandates, it is long past time for Dr. Fauci to stop talking to the American public. Fauci should resign or be fired immediately.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    Transparency continues to be the most effective tool in combating the malign behavior of foreign adversaries who intend to mislead and divide the American public through social media, ..., Facebooks takedown of Iran-linked malign influence pages and accounts is further evidence that such deceptive campaigns are worldwide in ambition. This requires a level of vigilance about disinformation operations that we could not have predicted only a few years ago.


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