illusiveness

illusive

[ih-loo-siv]
adjective

Origin:
1670–80; illus(ory) + -ive

illusively, adverb
illusiveness, noun
nonillusive, adjective
nonillusively, adverb
nonillusiveness, noun
unillusive, adjective
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illusory or illusive (ɪˈluːsərɪ, ɪˈluːsɪv)
 
adj
producing, produced by, or based on illusion; deceptive or unreal
 
usage  Illusive is sometimes wrongly used where elusive is meant: they fought hard, but victory remained elusive (not illusive)
 
illusive or illusive
 
adj
 
usage  Illusive is sometimes wrongly used where elusive is meant: they fought hard, but victory remained elusive (not illusive)
 
il'lusorily or illusive
 
adv
 
il'lusively or illusive
 
adv
 
il'lusoriness or illusive
 
n
 
il'lusiveness or illusive
 
n

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illusive
formed in English 1670s, from stem of illusion + -ive; cf. also illusory.
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