illusive

[ ih-loo-siv ]
/ ɪˈlu sɪv /

adjective

Origin of illusive

First recorded in 1670–80; illus(ory) + -ive
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illusive


adj.

"deceptive, illusory," formed in English 1670s, from stem of illusion + -ive; cf. also illusory.

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