Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a deceptive or deceiving manner; so as to deceive.

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  • adv. In a deceptive manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a manner to deceive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a manner to deceive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a misleading way

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Suffice it to say that the term "deceptively simple" has rarely been more apt, as a couple we understand to be strangers turn out to be anything but - and the context and meaning of their conversation shifts dramatically in kind.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The new A-class range features both five and three-door models which it labels deceptively with Saloon and Coupe designations, boasting a completely new look designed to distinguish the new model from its controversial predecessor.

    Australian Car Advice | News Blog

  • I sing "Suzie is a Headbanger" in deceptively empty streets.

    Poetry and Healing

  • She glanced at Charles; his expression deceptively open, he was watching Nicholas.

    A Lady of His Own

  • Obviously no corporate lobbying organization is actually in favor of democracy in the workplace, as their name deceptively implies.

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  • This innocent little word deceptively conceals a spacial metaphor that betrays its true allegiance to the materialist dogma, however holistic or spiritual we think we are.

    Right brain thinking.

  • Meriamun (whose name deceptively reminds us of Meritamun's mummy in the Egyptian Museum of Cairo) and his father are sailing along the Nile on a voyage from their home in Sais during the inundation.

    Naguib Mahfouz – The Son of Two Civilizations

  • After a series of what the bulletin calls "deceptively polite letters" -- and perhaps more persuasive threats from lawyers -- Hutton caved and the painting went back to the Met, where curators once again hemmed and hawed over how to care for their populist charge.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • After a series of what the bulletin calls "deceptively polite letters," -- and perhaps more persuasive -- threats from lawyers -- Hutton caved and the painting went back to the Met, where curators once again hemmed and hawed over how to care for their populist charge.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • It was a '' coup d'├ętat '' of the Russian government by the Bolshevik party (a small, radical Communist group; "Bolshevik" means "majority" in Russian, and Bolshevik leaders gave their party that name deceptively, as it was relatively small compared to the larger, less radical Menshevik party.) (Duncan) 5.

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