Deceptive and Spurious


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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

Spurious is a synonym for deceptive in dishonest topic. In some cases you can use "Spurious" instead an adjective "Deceptive", when it comes to topics like misleading.
Nearby Words: deceive, deception, deceit, deceptively
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Spurious adjective – Being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud.
Usage example: a spurious Picasso painting that wouldn't have fooled an art expert for a second

Deceptive is a synonym for spurious in counterfeit topic. You can use "Deceptive" instead an adjective "Spurious", if it concerns topics such as false.
Nearby Word: spuriously
Synonyms for Spurious

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reason deceptive reason spurious reason
example deceptive example spurious example
advice deceptive advice spurious advice
ploy deceptive ploy spurious ploy
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