Example sentences for: deceptive

How can you use “deceptive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • This is deceptive.

  • But the contrast between "diplomacy" and "force" is just as deceptive as the contrast between "negotiation" and "bombing."

  • It bothers most of us that not all language use is fair or ethical, that it may be deceptive or an outright lie, or what we perceive as a mistake or usage error.

  • A well-constructed clue comprises only words necessary for conveying, in a deceptive way, the information solvers require to find the answer.

  • In the third measure of the next statement (Example 2.5b), Kern sets the word "fancy" with a fancy (and deceptive) resolution to a minor triad on the sixth degree of the scale.


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