Origin of illusory
Examples from the Web for illusory
We still seem driven by hype, by illusory health scares and benefits, by pomp, by the new and trendy, than by taste.
Failing to make an omelet hardly proves that omelets are illusory if nobody has been willing to break some eggs along the way.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process|Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even in healthier states experts warn that the improvement could be illusory.
The reality is that it wiped out a lot of illusory gains and replaced them with a lot of illusory losses.You Are a Terrible Investor and You Should Stop That|Megan McArdle|April 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Bush Doctrine recognized the pitfalls of condoning authoritarian governance in exchange for an illusory promise of stability.
Negotiations destined to be as spectral and fleeting as the campaign had been illusory now began.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.|John Lothrop Motley
Either they are altogether empty and illusory, or such unlimited validity must be granted to them.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
One could easily take it to be a yard or so long, so illusory and deceptive are our impressions.Thunder and Lightning|Camille Flammarion
Its speculation can no longer be stigmatized as vaticination in vacuo, nor its results as illusory.
This we cannot determine till we have investigated the nature and origin of illusory error.Illusions|James Sully
1590s, from French illusorie, from Late Latin illusorius "ironical, of a mocking character," from illus-, past participle stem of Latin illudere "mock at," literally "to play with," from assimilated form of in- "at, upon" (see in- (2)) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous).