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    deceptive vs. deceitful/tricky/fraudulent

    Hi,

    She sat back in a ------ relaxed pose, her hands trembling slightly in her lap.

    A) trickily B) fraudulently C) deceptively D) deceitfully

    I need explanations as to why A or B or D is not correct. Thank you!

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    Re: deceptive vs. deceitful/tricky/fraudulent

    Quote Originally Posted by awake2reality View Post
    Hi,

    She sat back in a ------ relaxed pose, her hands trembling slightly in her lap.

    A) trickily B) fraudulently C) deceptively D) deceitfully

    I need explanations as to why A or B or D is not correct. Thank you!
    A, B and D all would mean that she intentionally tried to mislead people, but we have no reason to suspect that is the case. "deceptive(ly)" also has the meaning of 'misleading', but not (necessarily) in an intentional way.

    Aside from the above, A and B are just not suitable words for that sentence.


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    Re: deceptive vs. deceitful/tricky/fraudulent

    Thank you very much 2006.

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