[ ih-loo-siv ]
/ ɪˈlu sɪv /


Origin of illusive

First recorded in 1670–80; illus(ory) + -ive
Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for illusively

  • The taunting “boo-hoos” and screams of delight from the bleachers were as demoralizing as the illusively daring runners.

  • Did it recall that fatal day, when on the field of battle, a rival banner had waved ever illusively; ever beyond his reach?

    Under the Rose|Frederic Stewart Isham