Deceptive

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Hidden DangerPlay
Use 'deceptive' when something appears safe or good but has hidden risks or negative aspects. SlideThe smooth road surface was deceptive; it turned icy in the shade.
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Appearances MisleadPlay
'Deceptive' is used when appearances might lead someone to the wrong conclusion. SlideThe magician's skills are highly deceptive to the audience.
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Not Always NegativePlay
Though often used negatively, 'deceptive' can describe something innocuously misleading, not intended to harm. SlideThe painting’s perspective is deceptive, making the room seem larger.