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Definition of "deceptiveness" [de•cep•tive•ness]

  • The state or quality of being deceptive (noun)

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Use "deceptiveness" in a sentence
  • "The veil's deceptiveness is most clearly demonstrated in the final scene of the tale when Zelica dons the Prophet's veil, after he has poisoned his followers and killed himself in a vat of acid (which he hopes will dissolve his deformed face and preserve his legend)."
  • "College mates of Taylor will recall the deceptiveness of this outward appearance."
  • "The chief cause of his deceptiveness was the fabrication of circumstantial narrative, and the invention of exact numerical accounts."