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delusive Explained

delusive at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

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

delusive at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Error): erroneous, untrue, false, fallacious, apocryphal, unreal, ungrounded, groundless, unsubstantial, heretical, unsound, illogical, inexact, unexact, incorrect, illusory, delusive, spurious.

delusive at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
(rare) not real or true
SYN DECEPTIVE

Delusive at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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
dream.

Delusive and unsubstantial ideas. --Whewell.
-- {De*lu"sive*ly}, adv. -- {De*lu"sive*ness}, n.

delusive at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

delusive
adj : inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a
wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"
[syn: {false}]

delusive at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: suffix » delude|ive

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • Producing delusions.
    1. Delusional.
    2. Inappropriate to reality; forming part of a delusion.
    3. Inter: quote-Don Quixote » passage=I opened my eyes, I rubbed them, and found I was not asleep but thoroughly awake. Nevertheless, I felt my head and breast to satisfy myself whether it was I myself who was there or some empty delusive phantom; but touch, feeling, the collected thoughts that passed through my mind, all convinced me that I was the same then and there that I am this moment.


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    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » inappropriate to reality
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|измамен, Inter: t+ » bg|илюзорен
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|petollinen, Inter: t- » fi|harhaanjohtava


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|mealltach

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » delusive
    Translation: ko » delusive
    Translation: my » delusive
    Translation: pl » delusive
    Translation: sv » delusive
    Translation: te » delusive
    Translation: vi » delusive
    Translation: zh » delusive