Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Misleading; deceptive. illusory.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "illusive":

  1. Many of the causes of poverty and sin are illusive, indefinite qualities such as bad management, carelessness, laziness, extravagance, ignorance and bad judgment, which are exceedingly hard to remedy, but the liquor traffic is one of the things we can speak of definitely, and in removing it we are taking a step in the direction of giving everybody a fair start. - "In Times Like These", Nellie L. McClung.
  2. The young couple hoped that, this step being once irrevocably taken, forgiveness would follow, but this hope proved illusive. - "Fickle Fortune", Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner).
  3. The whole surface of the bay lay calm, save here and there where some chance movement of the air ruffled a tiny patch of water; or where, at the corners of the islands and in very narrow channels, the inward drawing of the tide marked long, curved lines and illusive circles on the oily sea. - "The Simpkins Plot", George A. Birmingham.