tending to delude; misleading; deceptive: a delusive reply. of the nature of a delusion; false; unreal: a delusive belief. Related formsde·lu·sive·ly, adverbde·lu·sive·ness, nounnon·de·lu·sive, adjectiveun·de·lu·sive, adjectiveun·de·lu·sive·ly, adverbun·de·lu·sive·ness, nounun·de·lu·so·ry, adjective
Also de·lu·so·ry [dih-loo-suh-ree] /dɪˈlu sə ri/
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of delusively
The water resting on the verge of the lovely Isle was as delusively clear, but was not deceptive.
His tenderness charmed back to Sophie's lips the smile of happiness which is so delusively like that of health.
Word Origin and History for delusively
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