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  Deceptive (De*cep"tive) (?), a.
[Cf. F. déceptif. See Deceive.]

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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