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Meaning of ILLUSIVE

Pronunciation:  i'loosiv

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  based on or having the nature of an illusion; "illusive hopes of of finding a better job"; "Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy"

ILLUSIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: illusory, unreal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Il*lu"sive\, a. [See {Illude}.]
Deceiving by false show; deceitful; deceptive; false;
illusory; unreal.

      Truth from illusive falsehood to command. --Thomson.

Thesaurus Terms
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