adjective il·lu·so·ry \i-ˈlüs-rē, -ˈlüz-; -ˈlü-sə-, -zə-\

: based on something that is not true or real : based on an illusion

Full Definition of ILLUSORY

:  based on or producing illusion :  deceptive <illusory hopes>
il·lu·so·ri·ly \-rə-lē\ adverb
il·lu·so·ri·ness \-rē-nəs\ noun

Examples of ILLUSORY

  1. an illusory sense of security

First Known Use of ILLUSORY

circa 1631


adjective il·lu·so·ry \il-ˈüs-(ə-)rē, -ˈüz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ILLUSORY

:  based on or producing illusion :  being deceptive <the search for the ultimate cure-all for a hangover has proved illusory—M. L. Herndon>


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