illusionary

or il·lu·sion·al

[ ih-loo-zhuh-ner-ee or ih-loo-zhuh-nl ]
/ ɪˈlu ʒəˌnɛr i or ɪˈlu ʒə nl /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. illumine,
  2. illuminism,
  3. illuminometer,
  4. illus.,
  5. illusion,
  6. illusionism,
  7. illusionist,
  8. illusive,
  9. illusively,
  10. illusory

Origin of illusionary

First recorded in 1885–90; illusion + -ary

Related formsnon·il·lu·sion·al, adjective

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Word Origin and History for illusionary

illusionary

adj.

1886, from illusion + -ary.

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