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Synonyms for illusive
ɪˈlu sɪvil·lu·sive

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Wiktionary

  1. illusiveadjective

    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.

    Synonyms:
    illusory

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. illusive

    Synonyms:
    deceptive, vision try, unreal, disappointing, fugitive, erroneous, false, imaginary, chimerical, delusive, illusory

    Antonyms:
    substantial, satisfactory, real, true, permanent, solid

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illusive, illusoryadjective

    based on or having the nature of an illusion

    "illusive hopes of finding a better job"; "Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy"

    Synonyms:
    illusory

    Antonyms:
    existent, real

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illusiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    deceptive, deceitful, delusive, fallacious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. illusiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    delusive, illusory, chimerical, mocking

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "illusive":

    illusory, elusive, imaginary

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2392false
#13230unreal
#15772disappointing
#15937imaginary
#18910erroneous
#20139elusive
#23316fugitive
#24641deceptive
#52075illusory
#93946illusive
#203636delusive
#210635chimerical

How to use illusive in a sentence?

  1. Austin Sarat:

    The legitimacy of the death penalty is sustained by the illusive search for painless executions, we cannot be relied on to deliver executions which impose no more than pain than is necessary, and we certainly can't be relied on to impose executions that are compatible with contemporary standards of decency.

  2. Andreas Simic:

    Love is the illusive elixir we all seek and fewer seem to find. Those that are blessed with it ultimately know that it has been uncovered and that it must be sheltered and nurtured. Andreas Simic


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