illusive

[ih-loo-siv]
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adjective


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Nearby words

  1. illus.,
  2. illusion,
  3. illusionary,
  4. illusionism,
  5. illusionist,
  6. illusively,
  7. illusory,
  8. illust.,
  9. illustrate,
  10. illustrated

Origin of illusive

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

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Word Origin and History for illusiveness

illusive

adj.

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

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