a. misleading, likely or attempting to deceive; fraudulent
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Sentence in Classic:
Cases, moreover, arise in which those who have little experience of affairs are sure to be misled, from the matters with which they have to deal being attended by many deceptive appearances such as lead men to believe whatsoever they are minded to believe.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
There are reputations which are deceptive; one does not always know why certain generals, great in other directions, have been so popular.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
Their anxious and eager looks were baffled by the deceptive light, or rested only on naked rocks, and straight and immovable trees.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
I know that on such occasions there is much that comes to the surface that is superficial and deceptive, but I have had experience enough not to be deceived by mere signs and fleeting enthusiasms.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context
But they did not seem so beautiful when dragged to the light by Rhett, especially in that deceptively smooth voice that covered sarcasm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
He could not have carried on a comedy of deception with her; he could not have lived with her openly.
I might, it is true, have reversed my boots, as I have done on similar occasions, but the sight of three sets of tracks in one direction would certainly have suggested a deception.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context