illusional

(redirected from illusionally)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to illusionally: illusioned, illusionistic
click for a larger image
illusion
top: straight horizontal rules appear curved
bottom: a gray box against a black background appears lighter than the same gray box against a white background

il·lu·sion

 (ĭ-lo͞o′zhən)
n.
1.
a. An erroneous perception of reality: Mirrors gave the illusion of spaciousness.
b. An erroneous concept or belief: The notion that money can buy happiness is an illusion.
2. The condition of being deceived by a false perception or belief: spent months flailing about in illusion.
3. Something that is erroneously perceived or construed: The animal in the shadows turned out to be an illusion.
4. A fine transparent net fabric, used for dresses or trimmings.

[Middle English illusioun, from Old French, from Late Latin illūsiō, illūsiōn-, from Latin, a mocking, irony, from illūsus, past participle of illūdere, to mock : in-, against; see in-2 + lūdere, to play; see leid- in Indo-European roots.]

il·lu′sion·al, il·lu′sion·ar′y (-zhə-nĕr′ē) adj.
il·lu′sion·less adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.illusional - marked by or producing illusion; "illusionary stage effects"
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"