Definitions

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  • adj. Able to be deceived; gullible.
  • adj. Deceitful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fitted to deceive; deceitful.
  • adj. Subject to deceit; capable of being misled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That may be deceived; subject to deceit or imposition; capable of being misled or entrapped; exposed to imposture.
  • . Producing error or deception; deceptive.
  • n. Capability of being deceived; deceivableness.

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Examples

  • You need to understand your accounts receivable and your accounts "deceivable," says Goodman.

    The Biggest Risks To Your Business

  • If they are so feeble, mortal, and deceivable, then what makes their plane of existence so much higher than ours?

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  • Therefore it is good to consider of deformity, not as a sign, which is more deceivable; but as a cause, which seldom faileth of the effect.

    The Essays

  • Yea, such is the power of deceivable lusts, that many will admire at the blindness of others in former generations who considered not the works of God (as the Jews in ` the wilderness), when themselves are under actual contempt of no less glorious dispensations; like the Pharisees, who bewailed the folly of their fathers in persecuting the prophets, when themselves were endeavouring to kill the Son of God, Matt. xxiii.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • I am confident that most if not all the miscarriages of the saints and people of God have their rise from deceivable thoughts here.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • We would have gone out to hear the word abroad, but that thou didst reprove us, and also tell us that that which we see now is the way of God was heresy and a deceivable doctrine, and wast not contented, blind guide as thou wert, to fall into the ditch thyself, but hast also led us thither with thee.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • Satan in his damnable, deceivable counterfeiting has now _his_ trinity.

    The Mark of the Beast

  • God -- seeing, I say, my Lords here present speak nothing in the contrary of the doctrine proposed, I cannot but hold it to be the very truth of God, and the contrary to be deceivable doctrine. '

    John Knox

  • With such an ignorant and deceivable majority, States would soon run to ruin, but that there are limitations beyond which the folly and ambition of governors cannot go.

    XV. Essays. Politics. 1844

  • As there is no Passion in us sooner moved, or more deceivable, so for that Reason there is none over which we ought to be more Watchful, whether we give or receive it: For if we give it, we must be sure to mean it, and measure it too.

    Part II. Of Praise or Applause

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