Definition of Delusively

1. Adverb. In a deceptive and unrealistic manner. "The village looked delusively near"

Partainyms: Delusive



Definition of Delusively

1. Adverb. In a delusive or deluded manner. ¹

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Definition of Delusively

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delusively

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
delusively (current term)
delusiveness
delusivenesses
delusory
deluster
delustered
delustering
delusters
delustre
deluxe
delvauxite
delvauxites
delve
delved
delver

Literary usage of Delusively

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1. The Star of the Wise Men: Being a Commentary on the Second Chapter of St by Richard Chenevix Trench (1850)
"... or rather, does not the very fact of their delusively painting the horizon, tell of and announce a sun, which is surely travelling up from behind ? ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1885)
"The summits are jagged peaks like Alpine " needles," looking in the thin air so delusively near that, coming on such a scene unprepared ..."

3. Spectrum Analysis by Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe (1885)
"The summits are jagged peaks like Alpine "needles," looking in the thin air so delusively near, that, coming on such a scene unprepared, one would almost ..."

4. New Commentaries on the Criminal Law Upon a New System of Legal Exposition by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1892)
"thing delusively believed, is doubtless always a fact to be weighed by the jury. In Hadfield's case, — acquitted as insane of the high treason of shooting ..."

5. The Difficulties of Romanism by George Stanley Faber (1830)
"... that Christ delusively beheld Satan pre- ' cipitated from heaven, or delusively heard the voice ' of his Father testifying of him, or was deceived when ..."

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