Definition of Delusive

1. Adjective. Inappropriate to reality or facts. "False hopes"

Exact synonyms: False
Similar to: Unrealistic
Derivative terms: Delude, Falseness, Falsity



Definition of Delusive

1. a. Apt or fitted to delude; tending to mislead the mind; deceptive; beguiling; delusory; as, delusive arts; a delusive dream.

Definition of Delusive

1. Adjective. Producing delusions. ¹

2. Adjective. Delusional. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delusive

1. tending to delude [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delusive

delusion of control
delusion of grandeur
delusion of negation
delusion of persecution
delusion of reference
delusional
delusional parasitosis
delusional powers or abilities
delusionally
delusionary
delusions
delusions of grandeur
delusions of persecution
delusive (current term)
delusively
delusiveness
delusivenesses
delusory
deluster
delustered
delustering
delusters
delustre
deluxe
delvauxite
delvauxites
delve
delved

Literary usage of Delusive

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1. Ethical Obligations of the Lawyer by Gleason Leonard Archer (1910)
"HOLDING OUT delusive HOPES If the lawyer of the defeated party has held out delusive hopes and the client, in his natural enthusiasm for his own side of the ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... compare this empty picture, for example, with the lustrous splendour of his delusive but still magnificent portrait of Mary Queen of Scots in The Abbot. ..."

3. Personal Narrative of Travels in the United States and Canada in 1826. With by John Frederick Fitzgerald De Roos (1827)
"Maritime Power of the United States—delusive Expectations—Mr. Haliburton's ... Perhaps this extraordinary notion was derived from the delusive brilliancy of ..."

4. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"of the European conquerors whose Indian dominion is among the strangest phenomena of history; but the glimpse is hurried, imperfect, and delusive. ..."

5. History of the United States of America, Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1913)
"The sequel proved, however, that such a reduction of the revenue was somewhat premature, and founded to some extent upon delusive appearances. ..."

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