delusory


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de·lu·so·ry

 (dĭ-lo͞o′sə-rē, -zə-)
adj.
Tending to deceive; delusive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.delusory - causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"
unreal - not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary; "this conversation is getting more and more unreal"; "the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy"; "the unreal world of advertising art"

delusory

adjective
1. Tending to deceive; of the nature of an illusion:
2. Tending to lead one into error:
3. Of, relating to, or in the nature of an illusion; lacking reality:
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The story is flensed of delusory cellulite -- sentimental cultural tropes like religious belief, familial affection or loyalty -- as though the characters have retained the materialist habit of socialism but abandoned any trace of social responsibility in favor of strict egoism.
Peace and reconciliation may appear as delusory goals in the current environment of international debates, where "ethnic cleansing" and even "genocide" are widely accepted as proper descriptors of the recent events.
It is meant to protect consumers against delusory sales, according to the ministry, which has supervised the project developed and operated by Thiqa Business Services Company.
This application, which will save consumers' time and efforts in looking for products they need, will also protect them against delusory or fake sales.
This application, developed and operated by Thiqa Business Services Company, aims to save the time and effort of the consumers as well as protect them against delusory or unreal sale.
Governments waste money on pointless weapon systems, like Trident and eminently sinkable aircraft carriers, pursue delusory trade deals with former colonies, plan to support further military interventions (in Syria for example), and hate immigrants ('Go Home', said May's vans) from places which Britain once dominated.
137) Describing the school from a self-consciously progressive point of view, the study's authors toggle erratically between accusations that the school's disparities by race and class are delusory figments of distorted thinking, or that, although objectively real, they are the products of structural racism, class privilege, parental selfishness, and discrimination both deliberate and "structural.
Otherwise, the right to life is delusory when it is being most outrageously and rampantly defied.
The freed man chooses simple being rather than risk what might turn out to be delusory confidence in a traditional but unverifiable mythic explanation of being.
The alternative is to cling to the mantra that killing from compassion is psychologically impossible and dismiss as delusory overwhelming testimony to the contrary.
But as tragedy potentially lies the way of that fantastic transcendence, the same "oversight" is also a reminder that our eyes and our belief should attend more closely to the world as represented on the stage than to the delusory images of off-stage fantasies.
There is no metaphysical argument that can prove that the notion of faith bespeaks delusory wishful thinking.