What does the word delusive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Delusively.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Delusiveness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Tending to delude; misleading; deceptive.

Usage examples for 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 by Susanna Moodie
  2. But this impression was delusive, his distinction being merely social. – The Pines of Lory by 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 by E. P. Roe
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