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synonyms for deceptive

  • ambiguous
  • deceitful
  • disingenuous
  • false
  • fraudulent
  • misleading
  • slick
  • sneaky
  • subtle
  • tricky
  • underhanded
  • unreliable
  • astucious
  • beguiling
  • bum
  • catchy
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • deceiving
  • deluding
  • delusive
  • delusory
  • designing
  • fake
  • fallacious
  • fishy
  • foxy
  • illusory
  • imposturous
  • indirect
  • insidious
  • lying
  • mock
  • oblique
  • off
  • phony
  • plausible
  • rascal
  • roguish
  • scheming
  • seeming
  • serpentine
  • shifty
  • slippery
  • sly
  • snide
  • specious
  • spurious
  • treacherous
  • two-faced
  • underhand
  • wily
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antonyms for deceptive

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  • aboveboard
  • forthright
  • frank
  • genuine
  • honest
  • open
  • real
  • reliable
  • sincere
  • true
  • trustworthy
  • truthful
  • valid
  • upright
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How to use deceptive in a sentence

Allegations include that Nikola staged a 2018 video of its signature hydrogen fuel-cell truck driving, and that it has made deceptive claims about its battery development efforts after the failure of an acquisition deal.
NEW REPORT CLAIMS WIDESPREAD DECEPTION BY NIKOLA MOTOR AND FOUNDER TREVOR MILTONDZANEMORRISSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
A new report claims that zero-emissions vehicle startup Nikola Motor has made a series of deceptive public statements and representations about its technology and business.
NEW REPORT CLAIMS WIDESPREAD DECEPTION BY NIKOLA MOTOR AND FOUNDER TREVOR MILTONDZANEMORRISSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
To start, it is vague on the matter of what’s considered fake news, which it describes as false or deceptive content shared with the potential to cause individual or collective harm.
BRAZIL’S “FAKE NEWS” BILL WON’T SOLVE ITS MISINFORMATION PROBLEMAMY NORDRUMSEPTEMBER 10, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The FTC probe, run out of the commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, centers on whether Intuit violated the law against unfair and deceptive practices in commerce.
THE FTC IS INVESTIGATING INTUIT OVER TURBOTAX PRACTICESBY JUSTIN ELLIOTTSEPTEMBER 8, 2020PROPUBLICA
The audit comes after a series of stories by Voice of San Diego revealed mismanagement and deceptive practices within the district.
MORNING REPORT: REPORT FINDS EVIDENCE OF FRAUD IN SWEETWATER BUDGET MESSVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJUNE 23, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Without the former quality, knowledge of the past is uninstructive; without the latter, it is deceptive.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
All passions are deceptive; they conceal themselves as much as possible from others and from themselves as well.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
Below him for a hundred and fifty feet the gravel was of the same hard, deceptive consistency.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
The boys now realized how deceptive wind and water viewed from a distance always are.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
"Sure," grinned Stanton, with all the deceptive, undauntable optimism of the Just-Awakened.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
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