illusory / illusive [adj] deceptive, false apparent, blue-sky*, chimerical, deceitful, delusive, delusory, fake, fallacious, fanciful, fantastic, fictional, fictitious, fictive, hallucinatory, ideal, imaginary, misleading, mistaken, ostensible, pseudo*, seeming, semblant, sham*, suppositious, unreal, untrue, visionary, whimsical; concepts 529,552,582 —Ant. certain, factual, real, sure, true

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  • Illusive — Il*lu sive, a. [See {Illude}.] Deceiving by false show; deceitful; deceptive; false; illusory; unreal. [1913 Webster] Truth from illusive falsehood to command. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • illusive — index deceptive, delusive, fallacious, fictitious, illusory, insubstantial, ostensible, specious, subtle …   Law dictionary

  • illusive — (adj.) deceptive, illusory, formed in English 1670s, from stem of ILLUSION (Cf. illusion) + IVE (Cf. ive); Cf. also ILLUSORY (Cf. illusory) …   Etymology dictionary

  • illusive — illusive, illusory see elusive …   Modern English usage

  • illusive — [i lo͞o′siv] adj. illusory; unreal illusively adv. illusiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • illusive — adjective Subject to or pertaining to an illusion, often used in the sense of an unrealistic expectation or an unreachable goal or outcome. Testing software completely is an illusive goal. Syn: illusory …   Wiktionary

  • Illusive Sounds — Infobox record label name = Illusive Sounds founded = 2003 founder = Matt Gudinski / Adam Jankie genre = Hip hop country = Australia location = Albert Park, Victoria url = Sounds is an independent Australian hip …   Wikipedia

  • Illusive Arts Entertainment, LLC — Infobox Company company name = Illusive Arts Entertainment company company type = Privately held company slogan = We Have Munchkins in Our Pants foundation = 2004 by Anna Warren Boersig (Chief Operating Officer) key people = Ray Boersig, Greg… …   Wikipedia

  • Illusive Tracks — Infobox Film name = Illusive Tracks caption = director = Peter Dalle producer = Patrick Ryborn writer = Peter Dalle starring = Peter Dalle Gösta Ekman Robert Gustafsson music = Adam Nordén cinematography = editing = distributor = Buena Vista… …   Wikipedia

  • illusive conception —    Also known as spectral illusion. The two terms were introduced as synonyms in 1847 by the British surgeon Walter Cooper Dendy (17941871), denoting a subclass of ghosts of the mind s eye , which itself constitutes a subclass of what Dendy calls …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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