Deceiving and False


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Deceiving adjective – Tending or having power to deceive.
Usage example: the deceiving nature of most flat maps of the globe causes some people to believe erroneously that Greenland is actually bigger than South America

False is a synonym for deceiving in deceptive topic. In some cases you can use "False" instead an adjective "Deceiving", when it comes to topics like property, insincere, misleading.
Nearby Words: deceive, deceit, deceitful, deceived, deceiver
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False adjective – Marked by, based on, or done by the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value.
Usage example: false advertising that claimed that the vegetables were organically grown when they weren't

Deceiving is a synonym for false in deceptive topic. You can use "Deceiving" instead an adjective "False", if it concerns topics such as property, wrong, dishonest, treacherous.
Nearby Words: falsify, falsehood, falsity, falseness, falsification
Synonyms for False

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  • Literature / The Last Battle By the time they return, however, Shift has already spread the word about a false Aslan and is using that to frame Tirian and his allies with the blame of deceiving everyone.
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