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ILLUSORY

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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)


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Meaning:

Based on or having the nature of an illusion

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

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


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