delusive

adjective de·lu·sive \ -ˈlü-siv , -ˈlü-ziv \

Definition of delusive

1 : likely to delude
  • delusive promises
2 : constituting a delusion
  • delusive beliefs

delusively

adverb

delusiveness

noun

Examples of delusive in a Sentence

  1. delusive promises of high-paying jobs for the illegal immigrants

First Known Use of delusive

1605

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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