Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Produced by, based on, or having the nature of an illusion; deceptive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Causing illusion; deceiving or tending to deceive by false appearances; fallacious.
  • Synonyms Deceptive, delusive. See delusion.
  • noun An illusion; a cheat.

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

  • adjective Deceiving, or tending of deceive; fallacious; illusive.

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

  • adjective Resulting from an illusion; deceptive, imaginary, unreal

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

  • adjective based on or having the nature of an illusion

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Examples

  • Instead of entering into an intermediate state, the yogi rises from the death state in what we call an illusory body, in place of the intermediate state.

    Mind Of Clear Light

  • Instead of entering into an intermediate state, the yogi rises from the death state in what we call an illusory body, in place of the intermediate state.

    Mind Of Clear Light

  • Instead of entering into an intermediate state, the yogi rises from the death state in what we call an illusory body, in place of the intermediate state.

    Mind Of Clear Light

  • Another word in Professor Daly's lexicon is "foreground," which she defines as the illusory reality established over the centuries within a male-dominated, hierarchical culture bent on destroying women, animals and the earth.

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  • As I recall, we could hear him smacking his lips in illusory ecstasy, even from the back seat.

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  • And the SEC says Dell consistently misrepresented how it has generated consistent growth numbers resulting in illusory stock values that made possible Michael Dell's astronomical stock option gains.

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  • Trevelyan masterfully depicts Marlborough's campaigns, but in illusory power it is doubtful that Churchill's historic battle scenes can be surpassed.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1953 - Presentation Speech

  • "At the end of the day, there is a short-term illusory benefit from having fewer shares in issue."

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  • If we give up some short-term illusory growth as a side effect of curtailing their activities, this is a small price to pay.

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  • If we give up some short-term illusory growth as a side effect of curtailing their activities, this is a small price to pay.

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  • all the world is a stage and the people within it, nothing but actors

    -hamlet

    November 30, 2007

  • They might also be merely players. ;-)

    November 30, 2007