|part of speech:
||able to or tending to deceive; misleading.
She is deceptive in pretending to agree.a tennis player with deceptive moves
- deceitful, delusive, false, fraudulent, illusive, illusory, misleading, unreal
- similar words:
- captious, counterfeit, evasive, factitious, feigned, meretricious, shifty, specious, spurious, tortuous, trick, tricky
||bum, false, insincere, phony, plausible, sly, two-faced, wily
||deceptively (adv.), deceptiveness (n.)