What does the word deceptive mean?

Usage examples for deceptive

  1. Chubby's appearance is deceptive. – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  2. Edward's proposals to Helen were as artfully couched as deceptive in their design. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  3. Distances are deceptive in the mountains, to anyone not used to measuring them with the eye. – Camp Fires of the Wolf Patrol by Alan Douglas
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