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ɪˈlu sɪvil·lu·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illusive, illusoryadjective

    based on or having the nature of an illusion

    "illusive hopes of finding a better job"; "Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy"

Wiktionary

  1. illusiveadjective

    Subject to or pertaining to an illusion, often used in the sense of an unrealistic expectation or an unreachable goal or outcome.

    Testing software completely is an illusive goal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illusiveadjective

    deceiving by false show; deceitful; deceptive; false; illusory; unreal

    Etymology: [See Illude.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illusive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illusive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of illusive in a Sentence

  1. Austin Sarat:

    The legitimacy of the death penalty is sustained by the illusive search for painless executions, we cannot be relied on to deliver executions which impose no more than pain than is necessary, and we certainly can't be relied on to impose executions that are compatible with contemporary standards of decency.

  2. Andreas Simic:

    Love is the illusive elixir we all seek and fewer seem to find. Those that are blessed with it ultimately know that it has been uncovered and that it must be sheltered and nurtured. Andreas Simic

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    be contingent upon (something that is elided)
    • A. demolish
    • B. depend
    • C. adventure
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