illusive

  • 1 Illusive — Il*lu sive, a. [See {Illude}.] Deceiving by false show; deceitful; deceptive; false; illusory; unreal. [1913 Webster] Truth from illusive falsehood to command. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 illusive — index deceptive, delusive, fallacious, fictitious, illusory, insubstantial, ostensible, specious, subtle …

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  • 3 illusive — (adj.) deceptive, illusory, formed in English 1670s, from stem of ILLUSION (Cf. illusion) + IVE (Cf. ive); Cf. also ILLUSORY (Cf. illusory) …

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  • 4 illusive — illusive, illusory see elusive …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 illusive — [i lo͞o′siv] adj. illusory; unreal illusively adv. illusiveness n …

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  • 6 illusive — adjective Subject to or pertaining to an illusion, often used in the sense of an unrealistic expectation or an unreachable goal or outcome. Testing software completely is an illusive goal. Syn: illusory …

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  • 7 illusive — illusory / illusive [adj] deceptive, false apparent, blue sky*, chimerical, deceitful, delusive, delusory, fake, fallacious, fanciful, fantastic, fictional, fictitious, fictive, hallucinatory, ideal, imaginary, misleading, mistaken, ostensible,… …

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  • 8 illusive — adjective Date: 1606 illusory • illusively adverb • illusiveness noun …

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  • 9 illusive — illusively, adv. illusiveness, n. /i looh siv/, adj. illusory. [1670 80; ILLUS(ORY) + IVE] * * * …

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  • 10 illusive — Synonyms and related words: Barmecidal, Barmecide, Circean, airy, apparent, apparently sound, apparitional, autistic, beguiling, bewitching, casuistic, catchy, charming, chimeric, colorable, deceiving, deceptive, delusional, delusionary, delusive …

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  • 11 illusive — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Of, relating to, or in the nature of an illusion; lacking reality: chimeric, chimerical, delusive, delusory, dreamlike, hallucinatory, illusory, phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantasmic, visionary. See REAL. 2.… …

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  • 12 illusive — il·lu·sive || ɪ luːsɪv adj. deceptive, misleading, false, unreal; illusory, elusive, hard to grasp …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 illusive — [ɪ l(j)u:sɪv] adjective chiefly literary deceptive; illusory. Origin C17: from med. L. illusivus, from L. illus , illudere (see illusion) …

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  • 14 illusive — a.; (also illusory) Deceptive, deceitful, delusive, fallacious …

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  • 15 illusive — il·lu·sive …

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  • 16 illusive — il•lu•sive [[t]ɪˈlu sɪv[/t]] adj. illusory • Etymology: 1670–80 il•lu′sive•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 illusive — /ɪˈlusɪv/ (say i loohsiv) adjective → illusory. –illusively, adverb –illusiveness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 illusive — see allusive …

    English homophone dictionary

  • 19 illusive — adj. = ILLUSORY. Etymology: med.L illusivus (as ILLUSION) …

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  • 20 Illusive Sounds — Infobox record label name = Illusive Sounds founded = 2003 founder = Matt Gudinski / Adam Jankie genre = Hip hop country = Australia location = Albert Park, Victoria url = http://www.illusive.com.auIllusive Sounds is an independent Australian hip …

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