deceptively deceptively  /dɪs ˈɛp tɪv li/


  • (adv) in a misleading way



  1. A Feast for Crows is the fourth volume of a series with the deceptively Renaissance fair-y name A Song of Ice and Fire.
  2. Eventually, you pull up at the Crystal Palacea deceptively named apartment complex in Burnaby, a dismal strip-mall suburb of Vancouver full of Asian immigrants.
  3. Though deceptively simple, the practice seems to exercise the parts of the brain that help us pay attention.


  1. Every Child Millionaire Needs To Own a Pedal-Porsche

    Power Wheels? Yeah right. The real upper-class twerps set their sights a little higher, and pester hedge-fund manager parents for something along this lines of this kids-only Porsche . "It's oooooonly $900. Pretty please?" The deceptively named "Porsche Driver's Selection Go-Kart" is of the pedal-powered variety, and is actually a bit late to the high-class pedal-powered car market; Mercedes and ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

  2. Respecting the water: Lake, river swimmers must put safety first

    The summer of 2011 in Berks County showed how deceptively dangerous a river or lake can be for people ill-prepared for potential dangers while enjoying some outdoor recreation.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reading Eagle

  3. 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

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pivotal pivotal
/ˈpɪ və təl /