delusive

delusive
I adjective artful, beguiling, bogus, chimerical, crafty, cunning, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, deluding, delusory, dreamy, elusive, fallacious, fallax, false, falsus, fancied, fanciful, fantastic, fantastical, feigned, fraudulent, guileful, hallucinative, hallucinatory, illusionary, illusive, illusory, imaginary, imagined, insubstantial, makebelieve, misleading, mock, notional, phantasmal, pretended, sham, sleightful, specious, spurious, tricky, unactual, unfounded, unreal, unsubstantial, untrue, vanus, visionary, wily II index assumed (feigned), colorable (specious), deceptive, dishonest, disingenuous, evasive, fallacious, false (inaccurate), fictitious, fraudulent, illusory, lying, machiavellian, meretricious, ostensible, sly, specious, spurious, untrue

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  • Delusive — De*lu sive, a. [See {Delude}.] Apt or fitted to delude; tending to mislead the mind; deceptive; beguiling; delusory; as, delusive arts; a delusive dream. [1913 Webster] Delusive and unsubstantial ideas. Whewell. {De*lu sive*ly}, adv. {De*lu… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delusive — c.1600; see DELUSION (Cf. delusion) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • delusive — delusive, delusory deceptive, *misleading Analogous words: fantastic, chimerical, visionary, *imaginary, fanciful, quixotic: fallacious, sophistical, casuistical (see under FALLACY): illusory, seeming, ostensible, *apparent …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • delusive — [adj] deceptive apparent, beguiling, chimerical, deceiving, deluding, fallacious, false, fanciful, fantastic, illusive, illusory, imaginary, misleading, ostensible, quixotic, seeming, specious, spurious, visionary; concept 582 Ant. actual,… …   New thesaurus

  • delusive — [dilo͞o′sə rēdi lo͞os′iv] adj. [L delusus (see DELUSION) + IVE] 1. tending to delude; misleading 2. of or like a delusion; unreal: Also delusory [dilo͞o′sə rē] delusively adv. delusiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • delusive — adjective Date: 1605 1. likely to delude < delusive promises > 2. constituting a delusion < delusive beliefs > • delusively adverb • delusiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • delusive — delusively, adv. delusiveness, n. /di looh siv/, adj. 1. tending to delude; misleading; deceptive: a delusive reply. 2. of the nature of a delusion; false; unreal: a delusive belief. Also, delusory /di looh seuh ree/. [1595 1605; DELUS(ION) +… …   Universalium

  • delusive — delusion ► NOUN ▪ a belief or impression that is not in accordance with a generally accepted reality. DERIVATIVES delusional adjective delusive adjective delusory adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • delusive — adjective a) Producing delusions. b) Delusional …   Wiktionary

  • delusive — Synonyms and related words: Barmecidal, Barmecide, aberrant, abroad, adrift, airy, all abroad, all off, all wrong, amiss, apparent, apparitional, askew, astray, at fault, autistic, awry, beguiling, beside the mark, catchy, chimeric, chimerical,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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