[ US /dɪˈsɛptɪvɫi/ ]
[ UK /dɪsˈɛptɪvli/ ]
  1. in a misleading way
    the exam looked deceptively easy
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How To Use deceptively In A Sentence

  • It is deceptively big with neat bedrooms, a large kitchen with dining room, two sitting rooms and a playroom. Times, Sunday Times
  • Here he pauses, then continues, sounding like a cook admitting that a recipe is deceptively simple.
  • Passenger jets often look deceptively slow and graceful as they cruise over the clouds.
  • Near the audience hall was another immense gathering space with one hundred columns, as well as the large and well-guarded treasury constructed of deceptively plain mud bricks. Alexander the Great
  • I hesitate to think that the firm deceptively put this out just to attract potential teeny-bopper customers who would fall for it.
  • The duduk is a simple instrument; but deceptively so, in that it requires an embouchure and diaphragm of steel plus circular breathing to elicit its haunting, cool sound. Michal Shapiro: Grandfather, Grandson, Grandmasters (Video)
  • The fundamental argument of those who oppose abortion anywhere is deceptively appealing.
  • Court observation can, however, be deceptively straightforward, and anyone who spends time in courtrooms quickly becomes aware of its drawbacks.
  • There was clear, deceptively simple typography in a uniform typeface and a single strong image, often truncated for effect.
  • Mass media is a grazeable prairie of deceptively unfenced pastures.
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