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
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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.
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.
I sing "Suzie is a Headbanger" in deceptively empty streets.
She glanced at Charles; his expression deceptively open, he was watching Nicholas.
Obviously no corporate lobbying organization is actually in favor of democracy in the workplace, as their name deceptively implies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was a '' coup d'état '' 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.