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delusive

[ dih-loo-siv ]
/ dɪˈlu sɪv /
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adjective
tending to delude; misleading; deceptive: a delusive reply.
of the nature of a delusion; false; unreal: a delusive belief.
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Also de·lu·so·ry [dih-loo-suh-ree]. /dɪˈlu sə ri/.

Origin of delusive

First recorded in 1595–1605; delus(ion) + -ive

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