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Definitions for illusory
ɪˈlu sə ri, -zə-il·lu·so·ry

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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. illusoryadjective

    Resulting from an illusion; deceptive, imaginary, unreal

    Enron's profits were all illusory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illusoryadjective

    deceiving, or tending of deceive; fallacious; illusive; as, illusory promises or hopes

    Etymology: [Cf. F. illusore.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illusory in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illusory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of illusory in a Sentence

  1. J. William Fulbright:

    It seems to me that it is these extremists who are advocating a soft approach. Their oversimplifications and their baseless generalizations reflect the softness of those who cannot bear to face the burdens of a continuing struggle against a powerful and resourceful enemy. A truly tough approach, in my judgment, is one which accepts the challenge of communism with the courage and determination to meet it with every instrumentality of foreign policypolitical and economic as well as military, and with the willingness to see the struggle through as far into the future as may be necessary. Those who seek to meet the challengeor, in reality, to evade itby bold adventures abroad and witch hunts at home are the real devotees of softnessthe softness of seeking escape from painful realities by resort to illusory panaceas.

  2. Aaron Kesselheim:

    It's illusory savings because they don't exist, it's a program that's just sketched out in the broadest terms in an executive order just last week. To think this is the balance that they would use is unprecedented.

  3. Margie Patel:

    Liquidity is illusory for most bonds, the only time you need it is when you can't get it.

  4. Ludwig Von Mises:

    Those who call themselves 'liberals' today are asking for policies which are precisely the opposite of those policies which the liberals of the nineteenth century advocated in their liberal programs. The so-called liberals of today have the very popular idea that freedom of speech, of thought, of the press, freedom of religion, freedom from imprisonment without trial -- that all these freedoms can be preserved in the absence of what is called economic freedom. They do not realize that, in a system where there is no market, where the government directs everything, all those other freedoms are illusory, even if they are made into laws and written up in constitutions.

  5. Alexander Solzhenitsyn:

    Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness it is after all, all the same the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.

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