Definition of delusive in English:

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delusive

Pronunciation: /dɪˈluːsɪv/

adjective

Giving a false or misleading impression: a delusive perception of opportunity for all
More example sentences
  • Perceptions can be delusive, especially when core beliefs are at stake.
  • Scientific truth is always paradox, if judged by everyday experience, which catches only the delusive nature of things.
  • But we should be clear that we are doing so for reasons of justice and not in the delusive hope of greater security.
Synonyms
misleading, deceptive;
misconceived, mistaken, false, in error, illusory, chimerical, insubstantial
rare delusory, illusive

Derivatives

delusively

Pronunciation: /dɪˈluːsɪvli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Rebecca was delusively believing that herself.
  • The new constitution, instead of being the panacea for every grievance so delusively represented by its advocates will be found upon examination to be like Pandora's box.
  • In this way, the homoeopathic remedy replaces the natural disease with a temporary remedial potence that delusively mimics the original malady.

delusiveness

noun

Words that rhyme with delusive

abusive, allusive, collusive, conclusive, conducive, diffusive, effusive, elusive, exclusive, illusive, inclusive, intrusive, obtrusive, preclusive, reclusive, seclusive

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