causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure
If something is deceptive, it encourages you to believe something which is not true. Appearances can be deceptive. = misleading + deceptively de·cep·tive·ly The storyline is deceptively simple
causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"
Tending to deceive; having power to mislead, or impress with false opinions; as, a deceptive countenance or appearance
tending 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"
To be deceptive
In a deceptive manner
in a misleading way; "the exam looked deceptively easy"
in a misleading way; "the exam looked deceptively easy
In a manner to deceive
in a misleading manner, deceitfully, with intent to deceive
The state or quality of being deceptive
The power or habit of deceiving; tendency or aptness to deceive