Definition of Delusory

1. Adjective. Causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true. "A delusory pleasure"

Exact synonyms: Deceptive
Similar to: Unreal
Derivative terms: Deceive, Deceive, Deceptiveness, Delude



Definition of Delusory

1. a. Delusive; fallacious.

Definition of Delusory

1. Adjective. tending to delude ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delusory

1. delusive [adj] - See also: delusive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delusory

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

Literary usage of Delusory

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1. Simcoe's Military Journal: A History of the Operations of a Partisan Corps by John Graves Simcoe (1844)
"... and at a time when the Governor held out to me a prospect of exchange, which, till that moment, I did not suspect to be delusory. ..."

2. The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Parsons Lathrop, Julian Hawthorne (1896)
"Thus, no argument for the imperfect character of our existence and its delusory promises, and its apparent injustice, can be drawn in reference to our ..."

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