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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Delusive \De*lu"sive\, a. [See Delude.]
Apt or fitted to delude; tending to mislead the mind;
deceptive; beguiling; delusory; as, delusive arts; a delusive
Delusive and unsubstantial ideas. --Whewell.
-- De*lu"sive*ly, adv. -- De*lu"sive*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a
wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"
[syn: delusive, false]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
95 Moby Thesaurus words for "delusive":
Barmecidal, Barmecide, aberrant, abroad, adrift, airy, all abroad,
all off, all wrong, amiss, apparent, apparitional, askew, astray,
at fault, autistic, awry, beguiling, beside the mark, catchy,
chimeric, chimerical, corrupt, deceiving, deceptive, defective,
deluding, delusional, delusionary, delusory, dereistic, deviant,
deviational, deviative, distorted, dreamlike, dreamy, dubious,
errant, erring, erroneous, fallacious, false, fanciful, fantastic,
faultful, faulty, fishy, flawed, hallucinatory, heretical,
heterodox, illogical, illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory,
imaginary, misleading, not right, not true, off, off the track,
ostensible, out, peccant, perverse, perverted, phantasmagoric,
phantasmal, phantom, questionable, quixotic, seeming,
self-contradictory, self-deceptive, self-deluding, specious,
spectral, straying, supposititious, trickish, tricksy, tricky,
unactual, unfactual, unfounded, unorthodox, unproved, unreal,
unsubstantial, untrue, visionary, wide, wrong
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