illusionary

adjective
il·​lu·​sion·​ary | \ i-ˈlü-zhə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce illusionary (audio) \

Definition of illusionary

Examples of illusionary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The comparative underperformance highlights how much of Disney’s Hollywood dominance may be illusionary or entirely rooted in Marvel and Star Wars. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 7 June 2021 The off-road part of SUVs like the Cullinan is mostly illusionary. Dan Carney, Popular Science, 5 Oct. 2020 That obviously wouldn’t be an option for a House of M movie, but Age of Ultron gave Scarlet Witch her own psychic powers, seen in her ability to create illusionary worlds based on the Avengers’ memories. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, 18 Apr. 2018 But the Winter Olympics need not seem like an inaccessible, almost illusionary world set inside a snow globe. Bill Pennington, New York Times, 24 Jan. 2018 Some experts think perceptions of China’s economic superiority are similarly illusionary. Clay Chandler, Fortune, 13 Jan. 2018 But the reign of the national law was short-lived and illusionary. Evette Dionne, Teen Vogue, 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of illusionary

1866, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2021

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“Illusionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/illusionary. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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