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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deceptive  \De*cep"tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]ceptif.  See  {Deceive}.] 
  Tending  to  deceive;  having  power  to  mislead,  or  impress  with 
  false  opinions;  as  a  deceptive  countenance  or  appearance. 
 
  Language  altogether  deceptive,  and  hiding  the  deeper 
  reality  from  our  eyes.  --Trench. 
 
  {Deceptive  cadence}  (Mus.),  a  cadence  on  the  subdominant,  or 
  in  some  foreign  key,  postponing  the  final  close 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deceptive 
  adj  1:  causing  one  to  believe  what  is  not  true  or  fail  to  believe 
  what  is  true;  "deceptive  calm";  "a  delusory  pleasure" 
  [syn:  {delusory}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {misleading}] 




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