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Meaning of DELUSIVE

Pronunciation:  di'loosiv

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"

DELUSIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: false, unrealistic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*lu"sive\, a. [See {Delude}.]
Apt or fitted to delude; tending to mislead the mind;
deceptive; beguiling; delusory; as, delusive arts; a delusive

      Delusive and unsubstantial ideas.        --Whewell.
-- {De*lu"sive*ly}, adv. -- {De*lu"sive*ness}, n.

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