Student Thesaurus

One entry found for deceptive.
Entry Word: deceptive
Function: adjective
Text: 1 tending or having power to deceive <in his deceptive answer about the vehicle's history, the salesman said that the used car had never been hit by another car>
Synonyms beguiling, deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, fallacious, false, misleading, specious
Related Words devious, guileful, shady, shifty, sly, sneaking, sneaky, trick, tricky, underhand, underhanded; inaccurate, incorrect, wrong; bewildering, confounding, distracting, perplexing, puzzling; crooked, dishonest, double-dealing, faithless, fast, fraudulent, knavish, lying, mendacious, untrustworthy, untruthful; insidious, perfidious, treacherous; artificial, backhanded, feigned, hypocritical, insincere, left-handed, two-faced
Near Antonyms candid, frank, open, plain; clarifying, elucidative, explanatory, illuminating; revealing, revelatory; honest, trustworthy, truthful
Antonyms aboveboard, forthright, straightforward
2 given to or marked by cheating and deception <a mail-order firm indicted for deceptive business practices> -- see DISHONEST 2