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synonyms for illusory

  • false
  • hallucinatory
  • misleading
  • unreal
  • whimsical
  • Barmecidal
  • apparent
  • blue-sky
  • chimerical
  • deceitful
  • delusive
  • delusory
  • fallacious
  • fanciful
  • fantastic
  • fictional
  • fictitious
  • fictive
  • float
  • ideal
  • illusive
  • imaginary
  • mistaken
  • ostensible
  • pipe dream
  • seeming
  • semblant
  • sham
  • suppositious
  • supposititious
  • untrue
  • visionary
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antonyms for illusory

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  • genuine
  • honest
  • real
  • truthful
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How to use illusory in a sentence

On issues such as vaccines, climate change and corporate taxation, a host of individual and institutional actors now seem dogmatically chained to unreason as they pursue real or illusory power.
THE POWER OF RATIONAL THINKING IN A WORLD THAT SEEMS UNREASONABLENICK ROMEOOCTOBER 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For SARS-CoV-2, herd immunity is unfortunately more illusory.
HERD IMMUNITY IS ALMOST HERE. BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?JOHN M. BARRYOCTOBER 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In many senses, declaring time to be illusory was the low-hanging fruit.
THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN OF PHYSICS - ISSUE 100: OUTSIDERSMICHAEL BROOKSMAY 12, 2021NAUTILUS
Even better, there was a 1988 study that used the Kanizsa square to investigate the susceptibility of two young female cats to illusory contours.
WHAT CATS’ LOVE OF BOXES AND SQUARES CAN TELL US ABOUT THEIR VISUAL PERCEPTIONJENNIFER OUELLETTEMAY 6, 2021ARS TECHNICA
Many recent studies have found similar effects for repetition, a phenomenon sometimes called the “illusory truth effect.”
A FEW SIMPLE TRICKS MAKE FAKE NEWS STORIES STICK IN THE BRAINLAURA SANDERSMAY 4, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
It was absolute devotion to reason — and absolute disregard for the senses — that led Parmenides to declare reason the way of truth and sensible phenomena illusory.
2,500 YEARS AGO, THE PHILOSOPHER ANAXAGORAS BROUGHT SCIENCE’S SPIRIT TO ATHENSTOM SIEGFRIEDMAY 4, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Forcing himself to believe that he had been the victim of some kind of illusory perception, he vigorously restrained his feelings.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
So these walls and appurtenances made an illusory sort of intrusion into the true vision on which he gazed.
THE SECRET GLORYARTHUR MACHEN
Across the illusory positiveness of his world—immaterial, psychological, ghostly—an intermediate orb—a tangible shadow was thrown.
UNDER THE ROSEFREDERIC STEWART ISHAM
Upon closer examination of the little town we found that the first impression, gained from a distance, was illusory.
OX-TEAM DAYS ON THE OREGON TRAILEZRA MEEKER
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WORDS RELATED TO ILLUSORY

  • dainty
  • diaphanous
  • flimsy
  • fragile
  • frail
  • frivolous
  • illusory
  • imaginary
  • immaterial
  • intangible
  • light
  • rare
  • rarefied
  • tenuous
  • thin
  • vaporous
  • visionary
  • volatile
  • weightless
  • wispy
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