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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·cep·tive /dɪˈsɛptɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·cep·tive a.  Tending to deceive; having power to mislead, or impress with false opinions; as, a deceptive countenance or appearance.
    Language altogether deceptive, and hiding the deeper reality from our eyes.   --Trench.
 Deceptive cadence Mus., a cadence on the subdominant, or in some foreign key, postponing the final close.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe
             what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"
             [syn: delusory]
      2: tending to deceive or mislead either deliberately or
         inadvertently; "the deceptive calm in the eye of the
         storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading
         similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are
         misleading" [syn: misleading]