Origin of illusory
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1. fallacious, specious, false. 2. imaginary; visionary, fancied.
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Examples from the Web for illusoriness
The secret of the illusoriness is in the necessity of a succession of moods or objects.Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The thought of brevity naturally draws after it that of illusoriness.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2
That which is brought home to him is the illusoriness and hollowness of things when taken in the spirit of active endeavor.The Approach to Philosophy
Ralph Barton Perry
If it is claimed that this meaning is illusory, I eagerly desire to know on what solid ground its illusoriness can be established.
- producing, produced by, or based on illusion; deceptive or unreal
Illusive is sometimes wrongly used where elusive is meant: they fought hard, but victory remained elusive (not illusive)
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Word Origin and History for illusoriness
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