Illusory meaning

ĭ-lo͝o'sə-rē, -zə-rē
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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Produced by, based on, or having the nature of an illusion; deceptive.

An illusory belief that their finances would improve.

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Producing, based on, or having the nature of, illusion; deceptive; unreal.
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Deceptive or insubstantial.
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A promise to do something that is unenforceable or meaningless because the promisor has means of avoiding the commitment.
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Resulting from an illusion; deceptive, imaginary, unreal.

Enron's profits were all illusory.

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Origin of illusory

  • From Middle French illusorie
    From Wiktionary