Deceptive

Definition of Deceptive

De`cep´tive
a.1.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.
- Trench.
Deceptive cadence
(Mus.) a cadence on the subdominant, or in some foreign key, postponing the final close.

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