from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Produced by, based on, or having the nature of an illusion; deceptive: "Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy” ( Tom Wicker).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resulting from an illusion; deceptive, imaginary, unreal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Deceiving, or tending of deceive; fallacious; illusive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing illusion; deceiving or tending to deceive by false appearances; fallacious.
- Synonyms Deceptive, delusive. See delusion.
- n. An illusion; a cheat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. based on or having the nature of an illusion
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