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illusionary

[ih-loo-zhuh-ner-ee] /ɪˈlu ʒəˌnɛr i/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by illusions; deceptive; misleading.
Also, illusional.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; illusion + -ary
Related forms
nonillusional, adjective
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Examples for illusionary
  • If carefully examined, it could provide remarkable data on the illusionary nature of reality within their culture.
  • His originality and mastery of perspective are evident in the magnitude of the illusionary space that he created.
  • Cutting money from construction creates an illusionary savings.
Word Origin and History for illusionary
adj.

1886, from illusion + -ary.

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