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deceptive

dis ep tiv

  • s  causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
    deceptive calm
  • s  designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm
    deliberately deceptive packaging

  • Some of it is negative and even deceptive, and a lot of it is paid for by huge, unregulated contributions from special interests.
  • The simplicity of his lyrics is truly deceptive.
  • One is based on deceptive advertising, the other on aggressive marketing to children.
News & Articles

  • Carson's projected $2 million budget deficit not as bad as it sounds, officials say
    Carson's $2 million projected budget deficit for next fiscal year is deceptive, city officials say, because it actually means the city has had a good year.
    June 14, 2013 - Daily Breeze
  • Colum McCann - An Irishman in New York and a bona fide literary star
    In 'TransAtlantic' (Random House), the National Book Award-winning novelist Colum McCann crisscrosses the ocean that separates his New York home from his Irish homeland with deceptive ease, delivering the most engagingly beautiful novel of his career, a work that spans 150 years and two continents in a literary high wire act that surpasses even his last celebrated novel 'Let the Great World Spin.'
    June 14, 2013 - Irish Central
  • Report: European Commission to investigate Android licensing
    Having just reached a legally-binding settlement with the European Commission in an anti-trust investigation over its deceptive use of paid ads appearing as search results indistinguishable from independent results and its anti-competitive blocking of other services on sites that use AdSense, the company now faces a new investigation over its Android licensing deals. Claims from rivals such as ...
    June 13, 2013 - MacNN
Quotes

  • Ben Bernanke in San Francisco Chronicle
    Unfair and deceptive acts and practices hurt not just borrowers and their families, but entire communities, and indeed, the economy as a whole. They have no place in our mortgage system,Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said.
  • Henry Paulson in Bloomberg
    As awareness of Iran's deceptive behavior has grown, many banks around the world have decided as a matter of prudence and integrity that Iran's business is simply not worth the risk,Paulson said. "Reputable institutions do not want to be...

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