Definition of 'deceptive'
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The weave is tight and done with deceptive ease. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It has the simplicity and deceptive subtlety of that form. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was publicly accused by his high school social studies teacher of deceptive behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Any deceptive practice is a bad method. Christianity Today (2000)He varied his point of delivery and had deceptive changes of pace. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He had exquisite technique that was matched by searing pace and deceptive strength. The Sun (2013)The surface had a green hue but its appearance proved deceptive, while swing was modest. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Appearances prove to be deceptive, though. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And generous with that difference, with a deceptive simplicity of presentation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Could catch a few defences cold with his deceptive pace after only showing his potential in bursts at City. The Sun (2009)We work to fool others and equally, because we are on guard against being fooled ourselves, we work hard to detect deceptive behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But his low centre of gravity, immense power and deceptive turn of pace meant that as a defender, he was a formidable beast. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is conceivable, of course, that some parents might have figured out that particular cluster of deceptive behaviours without the aid of this book. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: deceptive ADJECTIVE
If something is deceptive, it encourages you to believe something which is not true.
Appearances can be deceptive.
Definition of deceptive from the Collins English Dictionary
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