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deceptive

adjective     /dɪˈsep.tɪv/
C2 making you believe something that is not true: It's deceptive - from the outside the building looks small, but inside it's quite big.Dishonest deceptively     /-li/ adverb The plan seemed deceptively simple (= it seemed simple but was not in fact).Dishonest deceptiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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