Dishonest; based on fraud or deception.
Misleading, likely or attempting to deceive.
‘deceptive advertising’; ‘deceptive practices’;
‘He tried to pass a fraudulent check.’;
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.’;
Using fraud; tricky; deceitful; dishonest.
causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true;
‘deceptive calm’; ‘a delusory pleasure’;
Characterized by, founded on, or proceeding from, fraud; as, a fraudulent bargain.
‘He, with serpent tongue, . . . His fraudulent temptation thus began.’;
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’;
Obtained or performed by artifice; as, fraudulent conquest.
intended to deceive;
‘deceitful advertising’; ‘fallacious testimony’; ‘smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice’; ‘a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes’;