American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Illusory.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Deceiving by illusion; deceitful; false; illusory.
- adj. Subject to or pertaining to an illusion, often used in the sense of an unrealistic expectation or an unreachable goal or outcome.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Deceiving by false show; deceitful; deceptive; false; illusory; unreal.
- adj. based on or having the nature of an illusion
- illusion + -ive (Wiktionary)
“Besides all this, they are exceedingly valuable as providing us with that general sense of religion, vague and illusive, which is deeper than all dogma.”
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“Worse, panelists seemed at a loss in terms of how to better grasp or measure engagement, which is a notoriously "illusive" concept, said Charley Shoemaker, director of video measurement products at Nielsen Online.”
“But all this I conjecture only, from sensations which may be nervously illusive.”
“Luck -- that strange, illusive, heaven sent, burst of good fortune-has not fired a missile in your direction.”
“The first ST film I actually saw in the theatre was The Voyage Home and it was no small feat mind you since Star Trek was as illusive in my native Poland back then as tropical fruit.”
“So, depending solely upon the illusive "fair market value," the exact same program can appear to be very cost efficient (8.3 percent), horribly inefficient (64.5 percent), or about average (15.4 percent).”
“Massage works to strengthen that ever-illusive, fast-disappearing key to youth and firmness: collagen.”
“Patkin sees the three as fundamentally rooted in the illusive vocabulary of our religious doctrines: monotheistic, iconic and pagan.”
“But her allusive work seems to evoke something beyond the ostensible subject, an illusive otherness that seems to be a hybrid of the subtly absurd and the almost spiritual.”
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