Deceptive and Honest


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

Honest is an antonym for deceptive in dishonest topic.

Nearby Words: deceive, deception, deceit, deceptively


Honest adjective - Being in the habit of telling the truth.
Usage example: at least the weatherman is honest and doesn't pretend to be able to predict the unpredictable

Deceptive is an antonym for honest in truthful topic.

Nearby Words: honesty, honestly

Both words in one sentence

  • Tabletop Game / Werewolf: The Forsaken He was the most honest and wise of the Firstborn, according to the legends, but the knowledge of just how deceptive and short sighted the world is drove him beyond sanity.
  • Mind-Control Device The Goof Troop episode "In Goof We Trust" has Pete using a mind-control helmet on Goofy to make the normally-honest Goof a deceptive conman like him.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes Some works take it so far that the moral seems to be "politeness is deceptive, bluntness is honest" — a message that all those Reality Show contestants who "speak [their] mind and don't care what anyone thinks" must have taken to heart.
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