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 Dictionary entry overview: What does illusory mean? 

ILLUSORY (adjective)
  The adjective ILLUSORY has 1 sense:

1. based on or having the nature of an illusion

  Familiarity information: ILLUSORY used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ILLUSORY (adjective)

Sense 1illusory [BACK TO TOP]


Based on or having the nature of an illusion


illusive; illusory

Context examples:

illusive hopes of finding a better job / 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


unreal (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria)

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