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Synonyms for delusive
dɪˈlu sɪv; dɪˈlu sə ridelu·sive

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  1. delusive

    Vain (Latin vanus, empty) keeps the etymological idea through all changes of meaning; a vain endeavor is empty of result, or of adequate power to produce a result, a vain pretension is empty or destitute of support, a vain person has a conceit that is empty or destitute of adequate cause or reason. That which is bootless, fruitless, or profitless fails to accomplish any valuable result; that which is abortive, ineffectual, or unavailing fails to accomplish a result that it was, or was supposed to be, adapted to accomplish. That which is useless, futile, or vain is inherently incapable of accomplishing a specified result. Useless, in the widest sense, signifies not of use for any valuable purpose, and is thus closely similar to valueless and worthless. Fruitless is more final than ineffectual, as applying to the sum or harvest of endeavor. That which is useless lacks actual fitness for a purpose; that which is vain lacks imaginable fitness. Compare VACANT; OSTENTATION; PRIDE.

    Compare synonyms for UTILITY.

    Synonyms:
    abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary, worthless

    Antonyms:
    adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy

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  1. delusive, falseadjective

    inappropriate to reality or facts

    "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"

    Synonyms:
    off-key, mistaken, simulated, imitation, faux, untrue, assumed, sham, false, pretended, sour, fake, put on, fictitious, fictive

    Antonyms:
    realistic

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. delusiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    fallacious, deceitful, deceptive, deceiving, illusive, illusory, CLAP-TRAP

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "delusive":

    misleading

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#32026unimportant
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#38689shadowy
#48116fruitless
#55524deceitful
#55539unprofitable
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#61666ineffectual
#69037trifling
#72180abortive
#90731unsatisfying
#94014vapid
#109464unavailing
#121604fictive
#131299unserviceable
#146779inconstant
#203636delusive
#244598unsubstantial
#245515nugatory
#291737profitless

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  1. Coleridge:

    Pleasure, most often delusive, may be born of delusion. Pleasure, herself a sorceress, may pitch her tents on enchanted ground. But happiness (or, to use a more accurate and comprehensive term, solid well-being) can be built on virtue alone, and must of necessity have truth for its foundation.


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