Deceptive and False


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Deceptive adjective – Tending or having power to deceive.
Usage example: in his deceptive answer about the vehicle's history, the salesman said that the used car had never been hit by another car

False is a synonym for deceptive in misleading topic. In some cases you can use "False" instead the word "Deceptive" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like property, dishonest, supposed, insincere. popular alternative
Nearby Words: deceive, deception, deceit, deceptively
Synonyms for Deceptive


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False adjective – Not being in agreement with what is true.
Usage example: early reports about the explosion contained much false information

Deceptive is a synonym for false in property topic. You can use "Deceptive" instead the word "False" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as fake, dishonest, treacherous, supposed. popular alternative
Nearby Words: falsify, falsehood, falsity, falseness, falsification
Synonyms for False

Things that words describes

friend deceptive friend false friend
operation deceptive operation false operation
name deceptive name false name
god deceptive god false god
Other nouns: information, advertising, walls.

Both words in one sentence

  • Gate of Truth Dreams that pass through the horn gate are true (that is, they come to pass in Real Life), whereas dreams that go through the ivory gate are deceptive and false.
    Source: Gate of Truth
  • For example, Rimmer once gives a false smile which is described as trompe-l'oeil note "fooling the eye; convincingly deceptive".
  • Eldritch Location Pit begins flying only for a dimensional rift to open taking him into a hallway full of large polygons, deceptive walls, and false illusions of previous areas.
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