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Synonyms of deceptive in English:


  • 1 distances over water are very deceptive
    misleading, illusory, illusive, illusionary, ambiguous, deceiving, delusive, distorted, specious
  • 2 deceptive practices account for at least half of the offences
    deceitful, duplicitous, fraudulent, counterfeit, sham, bogus, cheating, underhand, cunning, crafty, sly, guileful, scheming, perfidious, treacherous, Machiavellian, dissembling, disingenuous, untrustworthy, unscrupulous, unprincipled, dishonest, untruthful, lying, mendacious, insincere, false
    informal crooked, sharp, shady, slippery, sneaky, tricky, foxy
    British informal bent
    South African informal slim
    archaic subtle, hollow-hearted
    [Antonyms] honest
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