apt or tending to
The enemy's peaceful overtures may be deceptive.
It looks like a curved line, but it's deceptive.
delusive, fallacious, specious.
likely or designed to deceive; misleading:
appearances can be deceptive
(of a cadence) another word for
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Something deceptively similar happens in the ranking of citations.
It is all good fun, yet among the anecdotes and curious facts the science content is deceptively high.
Resembling a sunflower, a sea anemone appears deceptively benign.
The concept of handedness-of left and right, say, or of clockwise and anti-clockwise-is deceptively simple.
Most of these works adhere to one deceptively simple requirement-the use of a single sheet of paper with no cuts or tears.
Our lighter alternative tastes deceptively rich, is extremely easy, and offers a a welcome respite from heavy holiday fare.
Or, perhaps, it could serve a deceptively expensive-looking gift.
One lashes out deceptively from any side of the baseline, the other overtly attacks the net.
That's because these are all games of chance where the odds are deceptively stacked in favor of the house.
But declines in methane emissions from wetlands are painting a deceptively rosy picture, researchers say.
They proved that it's deceptively easy to give any fish a little tropical flair.
The findings come from a deceptively simple study of people using a computer mouse rigged to malfunction.
The fall foliage is deceptively beautiful here this weekend.
The second critical detail is the deceptively rapid pace of technological change.
The first is deceptively obvious: people who rate purchases have already made the purchase.
The vibrating bullet looks deceptively small in its product shot.
The process of ion manipulation is deceptively complex.
They're all wide-screen blasts, whose broad strokes and deceptively simple compositions screen nicely on handsets.
It took them two weeks, all for a deceptively simple chart.
The film's lo-res glory was deceptively difficult to replicate.
The smaller galaxy was pulled apart, leaving the larger with a deceptively serene and regular appearance.
She is a cruel and voracious she-wolf in deceptively virtuous sheep's clothing.
Among possible shapes, spheres look simplest, although deceptively so.
It deceptively suggests that high population is the cause of the lack food and fuel.
Each is a deceptively bland-sounding practice that has become surprisingly controversial among admissions professionals.
The world is a frightening enough place without folks who deceptively propagate false horror stories for their own aggrandizement.
Even that figure might be deceptively optimistic, because much of the sea ice appears to have been thinner than in past years.
She is also a successful artist who illustrates her own work with deceptively simple line drawings.
Their music is deceptively complex, despite its simple components of two voices, two guitars.
The challenge for contemporary performers is to tease out the complexity that dwells below a deceptively well-bred surface.
The idea behind the new design, called a continuous-descent approach, is deceptively simple.
It's a deceptively simple process that can create highly detailed shapes, often with interior cavities.
Their argument is deceptively simple and surprisingly powerful.
He is deceptively wise because it doesn't come in a slick package.
Told sparely and with deliberate pacing, it's a profoundly tender, deceptively simple story.
The premise is deceptively simple: the heavier the rocket or its payload, the more fuel it takes to reach orbit.
But don't let that deceptively simple definition lull you into a false sense of security.
Deceptively helpless creature with remarkable hidden powers.
But the aroma deceptively conceals their complex yet delicate taste.