Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to delude.
  • adj. Having the nature of a delusion; false: a delusive faith in a wonder drug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Producing delusions.
  • adj. Delusional.
  • adj. Inappropriate to reality; forming part of a delusion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Apt or fitted to delude; tending to mislead the mind; deceptive; beguiling; delusory

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Apt to delude; causing delusion; deceptive; beguiling: as, delusive arts; delusive appearances.
  • Of the nature of a delusion; unreal; imaginary.
  • Synonyms See fallacious and deceptive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. inappropriate to reality or facts

Etymologies

delude +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)

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