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synonyms for illusive

  • apparent
  • chimerical
  • deceitful
  • delusive
  • fake
  • false
  • illusory
  • imaginary
  • misleading
  • mocking
  • seeming
  • sham
  • unread

antonyms for illusive

MOST RELEVANT
  • real
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How to use illusive in a sentence

Exclusive is illusive — for as long as it takes someone to re-write and publish.
‘EXCLUSIVE IS ILLUSIVE’: U.K. PUBLISHERS LAUNCH PLAN TO MITIGATE LOSS OF TRAFFIC WHEN SOURCES AREN’T PROPERLY CITEDSEB JOSEPHNOVEMBER 29, 2021DIGIDAY
It may be conjectured that this hope was illusive, for Bragg had exceedingly accurate sources of information.
STONE'S RIVERWILSON J. VANCE
"He loves to call a football an 'illusive spheroid,'" chuckled another chap.
LEFT TACKLE THAYERRALPH HENRY BARBOUR
But happiness is as illusive as time, and is proved as perspicuously to be but a thing of memory, by the same venerable saint.
LIBRARY NOTESA. P. RUSSELL
How he sickened for the bright translucent waters of the mirage, though he knew them false and illusive as a dream!
SARCHEDONG. J. (GEORGE JOHN) WHYTE-MELVILLE
Nor has any obscure, mysterious, or illusive point in history been cleared up by the spirits.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
What, then, has he gained beyond a momentary illusive pleasure which vanished with the occasion?
THE BRIDE OF MESSINAFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
The beauty of the dolphin resembled the mystery of the Gulf Stream—too illusive for the eye of man.
TALES OF FISHESZANE GREY
The heat veils lifted in ripples, and any object not near at hand seemed illusive.
TALES OF LONELY TRAILSZANE GREY
After a fleeting illusive hope, prudence condemned me to acquiesce in the humble station of a mute.
MEMOIRS OF MY LIFE AND WRITINGSEDWARD GIBBON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ILLUSIVE

  • credible
  • illusive
  • illusory
  • likely
  • ostensible
  • outward
  • plausible
  • possible
  • probable
  • semblant
  • specious
  • superficial
  • supposed
  • suppositious
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.