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Synonyms for illusory
ɪˈlu sə ri, -zə-il·lu·so·ry

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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:
    illusive

    Antonyms:
    existent, real

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illusoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    deceptive, deceitful, delusive, fallacious

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How to use illusory in a sentence?

  1. Alexander Solzhenitsyn:

    Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness it is after all, all the same the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.

  2. Joseph Conrad:

    Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.

  3. Andre Michel:

    It is illusory to believe a president who is rejected by the people could change the constitution, we are all for a new constitution but it is up to a transition government to do it.

  4. Aaron Kesselheim:

    It's illusory savings because they don't exist, it's a program that's just sketched out in the broadest terms in an executive order just last week. To think this is the balance that they would use is unprecedented.

  5. John Cornyn:

    Any future promise (of wall money) is illusory at best.


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