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delusive

[dih-loo-siv]
adjective
1.
tending to delude; misleading; deceptive: a delusive reply.
2.
of the nature of a delusion; false; unreal: a delusive belief.
Also, delusory [dih-loo-suh-ree] .


Origin:
1595–1605; delus(ion) + -ive

delusively, adverb
delusiveness, noun
nondelusive, adjective
undelusive, adjective
undelusively, adverb
undelusiveness, noun
undelusory, adjective
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delusive
c.1600, from pp. stem of L. deludere (see delude) + -ive.
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