Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being illusive; deception; false show.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being illusive; deceptiveness; false show.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being illusive; deceptiveness; false show.

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Examples

  • I can see how its suggestiveness, its illusiveness, its density and its slow pace could frustrate some readers.

    Little, Big by John Crowley

  • To me it sums up the illusiveness of happiness, a subject that, as Daniel Finkelstein states in this morning's Times, has exercised a legion of philosophers, Aristotle among them.

    Wednesday's comment from the papers in...

  • In that light the figure seated in a silver, throne-like chair before him seemed unreal and fantastic, with an illusiveness of outline that was heightened by a filmy silken robe.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • In that light the figure seated in a silver, throne-like chair before him seemed unreal and fantastic, with an illusiveness of outline that was heightened by a filmy silken robe.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • In that light the figure seated in a silver, throne-like chair before him seemed unreal and fantastic, with an illusiveness of outline that was heightened by a filmy silken robe.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • In that light the figure seated in a silver, throne-like chair before him seemed unreal and fantastic, with an illusiveness of outline that was heightened by a filmy silken robe.

    The Hour of the Dragon

  • In that light the figure seated in a silver, throne-like chair before him seemed unreal and fantastic, with an illusiveness of outline that was heightened by a filmy silken robe.

    The Hour Of The Dragon

  • This illusiveness was an added spur to his desire to know this girl.

    Every Man for Himself

  • I have seen such as "February", for instance, in the Boston Museum, present for me the sensation of a man of great private spiritual and intellectual means, having the wish to express tactfully and convincingly his personal conclusions and reactions, leaning always toward the side of iridescent illusiveness rather than emotional blatancy and irrelevant extravagance.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets

  • It seems to have a singular way of moving from point to point as one motors, and although one may be forced to admit that this may be due more to the winding roads than to the illusiveness of the hill, still the buoyant effect is the same.

    The Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth

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