The definition of illusive is dreamlike or not based in reality.
An idea that is not ever going to come to fruition is an example of an illusive idea.
(comparative more illusive, superlative most illusive)
- 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.
- Often confused with elusive.
illusion + -ive
- The perfect gold watch may be a bit illusive, but watch for special releases and collections, particularly for the sports teams at both Texas A & M and the University of Texas.
- If the perfect ring still remains illusive, then the next step is to consider designing a ring from scratch.
- By talking with specialist retailers, the perfect watch will not stay illusive for long.
- Someone claiming to be 'the illusive psychic' has gone public.
- He gave the question some thought before responding with an illusive and general answer.