Synonyms for (adjective) deceptive

Synonyms: deceptive, shoddy, misleading

Definition: designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently

Usage: the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm; deliberately deceptive packaging; a misleading similarity; statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading; shoddy business practices

Similar words: dishonest, dishonorable

Definition: deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive


Synonyms: deceptive, delusory

Definition: causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true

Usage: deceptive calm; a delusory pleasure

Similar words: unreal

Definition: not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary

Usage: this conversation is getting more and more unreal; the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy; the unreal world of advertising art