1. causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true

- deceptive calm

Similar word(s): unreal, delusory

2. designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently

- the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm

- deliberately deceptive packaging

Similar word(s): dishonest, dishonorable, misleading

Sentences with deceptive as an adjective:

- deceptive advertising

- deceptive practices