Meaning of deceptive

de•cep•tive

Pronunciation: (di-sep'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. apt or tending to deceive: The enemy's peaceful overtures may be deceptive.
  2. perceptually misleading: It looks like a curved line, but it's deceptive.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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