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1. based on or having the nature of an illusion;
- Example: "illusive hopes of finding a better job"
- Example: "Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy"
[syn: illusive, illusory]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Illusory \Il*lu"so*ry\, a. [Cf. F. illusore.] Deceiving, or tending of deceive; fallacious; illusive; as, illusory promises or hopes. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

131 Moby Thesaurus words for "illusory": Barmecidal, Barmecide, Circean, aberrant, abroad, adrift, air-built, airy, all abroad, all off, all wrong, amiss, apparent, apparitional, askew, astray, at fault, autistic, awry, beguiling, beside the mark, bewitching, catchy, charming, chimeric, chimerical, cloud-built, corrupt, deceiving, deceptive, defective, delusional, delusionary, delusive, delusory, dereistic, deviant, deviational, deviative, distorted, dreamlike, dreamy, dubious, enchanting, entrancing, errant, erring, erroneous, ethereal, fallacious, false, fancied, fanciful, fantastic, fascinating, fatuitous, fatuous, faultful, faulty, fictional, fictive, fishy, flawed, gaseous, glamorous, gossamery, hallucinatory, heretical, heterodox, illogical, illusional, illusionary, illusive, imaginary, imaginational, imagined, immaterial, merely nominal, misleading, mistaken, nonexistent, not real, not right, not true, notional, off, off the track, ostensible, out, peccant, perverse, perverted, phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantom, phantomlike, questionable, rarefied, seeming, self-contradictory, self-deceptive, self-deluding, shadowy, specious, spectral, spellbinding, spirituous, straying, subtile, subtle, supposititious, tenuous, trickish, tricksy, tricky, unactual, unfactual, unfounded, unorthodox, unproved, unreal, unrealistic, unsubstantial, untrue, vaporous, visional, visionary, wide, windy, witching, wrong