deceptively : Common Errors in English

About deceptively

If you say of a soldier that he is “deceptively brave” you might be understood to mean that although he appears cowardly he is actually brave, or that although he appears brave he is actually cowardly. This ambiguity should cause you to be very careful about using “deceptive” and “deceptively” to make clear which meaning you intend.

deceptively Meaning(s)

  • (r) in a misleading way

deceptively in News

  1. What the Revenue Machine Is Dependent Upon

    Peter Drucker, the business sage, once commented that relationships drive revenue. Like much of what Drucker says, this deceptively simple statement is packed with dynamite.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Forbes

  2. Health Care

    Minnesota-based HealthPartners has developed a deceptively simple online diagnostic tool, called virtuwell, that has the potential to drive costs down and improve efficiency. Patients complaining of common problems answer questions about their symptoms online. Physician assistants sign off on treatment within 30 minutes, and patients pay $40 or less for the service, depending on their health ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  3. AAA Fuel Gauge Report: Nation Divided on Gas Prices

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A split in average gasoline prices on a state level led to a deceptively small change in the national average this week. The current national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.63 per gallon.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Convenience Store News

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