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delusive

Line breaks: de¦lu|sive
Pronunciation: /dɪˈluːsɪv
 
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Definition of delusive in English:

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

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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.

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