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Definition of "deceptive" []

  • Deceptive or tending to deceive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deceptive" in a sentence
  • "This comes soon after Britain's foreign secretary, David Miliband, urged we stop using the term 'war on terror,' which he called deceptive and misleading."
  • "On Nov. 3, Zango paid a $3 million fine to settle an FTC investigation into what it called deceptive marketing practices by the Bellevue, Wash., company."
  • "The Cornell researchers tackled what they call deceptive opinion spam by commissioning freelance writers on"