[ ih-loo-zhuh-ner-ee ]

  1. of, relating to, or characterized by illusions; deceptive; misleading.

Origin of illusionary

First recorded in 1885–90; illusion + -ary
  • Also il·lu·sion·al [ih-loo-zhuh-nl] /ɪˈlu ʒə nl/ .

Other words from illusionary

  • non·il·lu·sion·al, adjective

Words Nearby illusionary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use illusionary in a sentence

  • All were as transitory as smoke, as illusionary as the opium-eater's mid-day dream.

    The Tyranny of the Dark | Hamlin Garland