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il·lu·so·ry

 (ĭ-lo͞o′sə-rē, -zə-rē)
adj.
Produced by, based on, or having the nature of an illusion; deceptive: an illusory belief that their finances would improve.

illusory

(ɪˈluːsərɪ) or

illusive

adj
producing, produced by, or based on illusion; deceptive or unreal
ilˈlusorily, ilˈlusively adv
ilˈlusoriness, ilˈlusiveness n
Usage: Illusive is sometimes wrongly used where elusive is meant: they fought hard, but victory remained elusive (not illusive)

il•lu•so•ry

(ɪˈlu sə ri, -zə-)

adj.
1. causing illusion; deceptive; misleading.
2. like an illusion; unreal.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin illūsōrius=illūd(ere) to mock, ridicule (see illusion) + -tōrius -tory1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.illusory - based on or having the nature of an illusion; "illusive hopes 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"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"

illusory

illusive

illusory

adjective
1. Of, relating to, or in the nature of an illusion; lacking reality:
2. Tending to lead one into error:
3. Tending to deceive; of the nature of an illusion:
Translations
illusorius
iluzoriu

illusory

[ɪˈluːsəri] adjillusoire

illusory

a. ilusorio-a, rel. a la ilusión.
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Scared and angered by the dismal state of international relations, we retreat into an illusorily apolitical bubble, "Obsessing our private lives" even as "The unmentionable odour of death / Offends the September night.
Utopian stories of Muhammed Yunus's bringing his magic to Arkansas, of South Shore Bank's revitalizing the south side of Chicago, and of the transformative "miracles" of compound interest and financial innovation were staples of the illusorily prosperous Clinton years.
Recall that in the presidential address mentioned earlier, austerity is located at the site of the oikos, the household, which is only ever illusorily presented as being detached or distant from the marketplace of "high" finance.
What stabilizes this confusion, however illusorily, or rather, what permits its ultimate disavowal, is the spectacular and yet overwhelmingly stereotypical nature of the deviance of Frere Gorgias.