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Deceptive; illusory:‘an illusive haven’
unreal, non-existent, fictional, fictitious, pretend, make-believe, mythical, mythological, legendary, storybook, fanciful, fantasticView synonyms
- ‘The Quebec circus troupe's touring Alegría, which has come to play in Calgary this month, is guaranteed to put you in a child-like state of awe and wonder at its physical feats and illusive imagery.’
- ‘At this dream workshop in Pennsylvania, people learn how to remember, even influence those illusive nightly visions.’
Early 17th century: from medieval Latin illusivus, from Latin illus- mocked, from the verb illudere (see illusion).
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