illusory [ i lo̵̅o̅] ′sə rē, -zə-
The definition of illusory is made to be or related to something fake or deceptive.
An example of something illusory is a wild tale of science fiction; an illusory tale.
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producing, based on, or having the nature of, illusion; deceptive; unreal; illusive
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Produced by, based on, or having the nature of an illusion; deceptive:
“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” (Tom Wicker). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. illusory - Legal Definition
A promise to do something that is unenforceable
or meaningless because the promisor has means of avoiding the commitment.
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