deceiving Definition

  • 1making someone believe something that is not true
  • 2giving a false impression

Using deceiving: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "deceiving" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The magician's tricks were deceiving the audience.

  • Example

    Her innocent face was deceiving.

  • Example

    The company's advertisement was deceiving customers.

  • Example

    His charming personality was deceiving people into trusting him.

deceiving Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for deceiving

Phrases with deceiving

  • self-deceiving

    deluding oneself, especially by rationalizing away conflicts or inconsistencies in one's own beliefs, desires, or actions


    He was self-deceiving himself into thinking he was happy in his job.

  • an outward appearance that is misleading or deceptive


    The grandeur of the palace was deceiving appearances as it was in a state of disrepair.

  • appearing to be simple but actually being more complex or difficult than it seems


    The problem was deceivingly simple, but it took hours to solve it.


Summary: deceiving in Brief

'Deceiving' [dɪˈsiːvɪŋ] is an adjective that describes making someone believe something that is not true or giving a false impression. It can refer to a magician's tricks, a person's appearance, or a company's advertisement. 'Deceiving' can also be used in phrases like 'self-deceiving,' 'deceiving appearances,' and 'deceivingly simple.' Its synonyms include 'misleading,' 'tricking,' and 'deluding.'

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