What does deceptive mean?

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Adjective
  1. Misleading, likely or attempting to deceive.
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The pro-life movement does not hide behind deceptive language but rather sheds light on the truth.
A partial recovery a few days later raised hopes, but turned out to be deceptive.
At present the public have few reliable ways of detecting whether reporting is deceptive or not.
The team has made strong statements about drafting a quarterback, but those comments are deceptive.
Diagnosing this deceptive and deadly disease is a nightmare for doctors as well as patients.
However, there is no room for complacency as these results can be very deceptive on the eve of a major event like the Olympics.

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