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1. Tending to delude.
2. Having the nature of a delusion; false: a delusive faith in a wonder drug.
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also de•lu•so•ry(dɪˈlu sə ri)
1. tending to delude; misleading; deceptive.
2. of the nature of a delusion; false; unreal.
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|Adj.||1.||delusive - inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"|
unrealistic - not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels"
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