Then, with no laws to hold them back, the banks made hundreds of billions of dollars on the sales of deceptive products.
“I was born to be independent,” she tells me, with a deceptive smile.
The procedure is called an E-Trace, but the name is deceptive.
He knows he was lucky that way; but also that appearances can be deceptive.
The makers of wildly popular energy shot 5-hour Energy are being sued by three states for deceptive advertising.
It seemed far off; but there is nothing so deceptive as the view over a flat surface.
He might have been any age from forty to sixty, so deceptive was his appearance.
In fact so deceptive became almost every ship in the dim light of dawn and dusk that collisions were often narrowly averted.
Appearances are deceptive very often; they are so in this instance.
It was the same with a $10 note of deceptive workmanship which appeared in New York.
1610s, from French deceptif (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin deceptivus, from decept-, past participle stem of Latin decipere (see deceive). Earlier in this sense was deceptious (c.1600), from French deceptieux, from Medieval Latin deceptiosus, from deceptionem. Related: Deceptively; deceptiveness.