Synonyms of deceptive in English:

deceptive


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adjective

1‘distances over water are very deceptive’

SYNONYMS

misleading, illusory, illusive, illusionary, ambiguous, deceiving, delusive, distorted, specious

2‘deceptive practices account for at least half of the offences’

SYNONYMS

deceitful, duplicitous, fraudulent, counterfeit, sham, bogus, cheating, underhand, cunning, crafty, sly, guileful, scheming, perfidious, treacherous, Machiavellian, dissembling, disingenuous, untrustworthy, unscrupulous, unprincipled, dishonest, untruthful, lying, mendacious, insincere, false

informal crooked, sharp, shady, slippery, sneaky, tricky, foxy

British informal bent

South African informal slim

archaic subtle, hollow-hearted

rare false-hearted, double-faced, truthless, Punic

ANTONYMS

honest