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synonyms for delusive

  • apparent
  • beguiling
  • chimerical
  • deceiving
  • deluding
  • fallacious
  • false
  • fanciful
  • fantastic
  • illusive
  • illusory
  • imaginary
  • misleading
  • ostensible
  • quixotic
  • seeming
  • specious
  • spurious
  • visionary
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antonyms for delusive

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  • actual
  • certain
  • factual
  • honest
  • real
  • truthful
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How to use delusive in a sentence

Is it possible to imagine anything more inconsistent and self-delusive than these ravings of our friend?
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
Not long after this incident a delusive hope was held out to me that I might be able to return to civilisation.
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
A delusive appearance of novelty is one of the most dangerous weapons of Cupid.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
Mr. Jevons speaks of Agamemnon's "confidence in the delusive dream" as at variance with his proceedings, and would excise II.
HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
They prophesied falsely, led the people away and awakened the delusive hope of an early return from the captivity.
THE PROPHET EZEKIELARNO C. GAEBELEIN
For an entire week the delusive cries seemed to return at the self-same hour.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
She now took the occasion of a momentary and delusive amelioration in Arthur's disease to write to him more at length.
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
She had not the courage to tell him the money was lost; she did not like to raise delusive hopes by saying that it might be saved.
THE SHADOW OF ASHLYDYATMRS. HENRY WOOD
That evening was the last gleam of the delusive well-being in which Madame de la Baudraye had lived since coming to Paris.
PARISIANS IN THE COUNTRYHONORE DE BALZAC
I can bear up against the unbroken gloom of my future; I could not endure the changeful light of a delusive hope.'
GERALD FITZGERALDCHARLES JAMES LEVER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DELUSIVE

  • chimeral
  • chimerical
  • delusive
  • delusory
  • fanciful
  • fantastic
  • fantastical
  • hallucinatory
  • illusive
  • illusory
  • imagined
  • made-up
  • notional
  • phantasmagoric
  • phantasmal
  • phantasmic
  • unreal
  • unrealistic
  • visionary
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