Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Tending to delude; misleading; deceptive.

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Usage examples "delusive":

  1. But oft from out the silent mound Delusive fancy breathes a sound; My pent- up heart within me burns, And all the blessed past returns. - "Roughing it in the Bush", Susanna Moodie.
  2. But this impression was delusive, his distinction being merely social. - "The Pines of Lory", John Ames Mitchell.
  3. Poor Dennis could not know that he was only her unconscious instructor in painting, paid solely in the coin of false smiles and delusive hopes. - "Barriers Burned Away", E. P. Roe.