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And the feelings of security provided by guns may be delusive.

The question is: Will those negotiations be real and productive or — as the Iranians must hope — delusive and manipulative?

The hope that Republicans could win votes among them by championing more open immigration was always delusive.

So it is with wind and solar today, and the president is engaging in delusive political practice by suggesting otherwise.

Is it possible to imagine anything more inconsistent and self-delusive than these ravings of our friend?

Not long after this incident a delusive hope was held out to me that I might be able to return to civilisation.

A delusive appearance of novelty is one of the most dangerous weapons of Cupid.

Mr. Jevons speaks of Agamemnon's "confidence in the delusive dream" as at variance with his proceedings, and would excise II.

They prophesied falsely, led the people away and awakened the delusive hope of an early return from the captivity.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to delusive, such as: apparent, beguiling, chimerical, deceiving, deluding, and fallacious.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.