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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.
References in classic literature ?
A wider scope of view, and a deeper insight, may see rank, dignity, and station, all proved illusory, so far as regards their claim to human reverence, and yet not feel as if the universe were thereby tumbled headlong into chaos.
I had no hopes to give her, nor treasures to offer her, for mine are given to Dulcinea, and the treasures of knights-errant are like those of the fairies,' illusory and deceptive; all I can give her is the place in my memory I keep for her, without prejudice, however, to that which I hold devoted to Dulcinea, whom thou art wronging by thy remissness in whipping thyself and scourging that flesh- would that I saw it eaten by wolves- which would rather keep itself for the worms than for the relief of that poor lady.
On the door-stone stood a clean old woman, in a dark-striped linen gown, a red kerchief, and a linen cap, talking to some speckled fowls which appeared to have been drawn towards her by an illusory expectation of cold potatoes or barley.
Its garments, too, glistened so much the brighter with an illusory magnificence.
Often the pleasure is illusory, but their error in calculation is no refutation of the rule.
Yet, although thus consoling himself with illusory suppositions, Boxtel was not able to resist the burning curiosity which was devouring him.
Still, while these principles were being rapidly disseminated many errors and illusory fears proved less easy to eradicate.
By closing the eyes and slumbering, and consenting to be deceived by shows, men establish and confirm their daily life of routine and habit everywhere, which still is built on purely illusory foundations.
And if there be a pleasure in being filled with that which is according to nature, that which is more really filled with more real being will more really and truly enjoy true pleasure; whereas that which participates in less real being will be less truly and surely satisfied, and will participate in an illusory and less real pleasure?
If so, the non-sensational part of our perception will be illusory, i.
It seemed to him he was on the point of sweeping triumphantly away all the illusory mysteries of existence.
As to Mr Verloc, his intense meditation, like a sort of Chinese wall, isolated him completely from the phenomena of this world of vain effort and illusory appearances.