Definition of deceptive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

deceptive

adjective
dɪˈseptɪv
 
; dɪˈseptɪv
 
 
likely to make you believe something that is not true
Synonym
misleading
a deceptive advertisementAppearances can often be deceptive (= things are not always what they seem to be).the deceptive simplicity of her writing style (= it seems simple but is not really)deceptively
dɪˈseptɪvli
 
; dɪˈseptɪvli
 
adverba deceptively simple idea
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