Deceptive definition

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The definition of deceptive is something that is misleading or that is presenting a lie.

An advertisement that presents untrue facts about the product is an example of an ad that would be described as deceptive.

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Deceptive advertising.

Deceptive practices.

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Deceiving or tending to deceive.

A deceptive advertisement.

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Deceiving or intended to deceive.
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Origin of deceptive

  • From Middle French déceptif

    From Wiktionary