illusory definition

  • adjective:
    • Created By, according to, or obtaining the nature of an illusion; deceptive: "Secret tasks provide presidents the alluring but usually illusory promise that they'll achieve international policy objectives minus the annoying debate and open decision being staples of democracyā€¯ ( Tom Wicker).
    • Resulting from an illusion; deceptive, imaginary, unreal
    • Deceiving, or tending of deceive; fallacious; illusive.
    • according to or obtaining the nature of an illusion
  • others:
    • Causing illusion; deceiving or looking after deceive by untrue appearances; fallacious.
    • Synonyms Deceptive, delusive. See delusion.
  • noun:
    • An illusion; a cheat.

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