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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delusive  \De*lu"sive\,  a.  [See  {Delude}.] 
  Apt  or  fitted  to  delude;  tending  to  mislead  the  mind; 
  deceptive;  beguiling;  delusory;  as  delusive  arts;  a  delusive 
  dream. 
 
  Delusive  and  unsubstantial  ideas.  --Whewell. 
  --  {De*lu"sive*ly},  adv  --  {De*lu"sive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delusive 
  adj  :  inappropriate  to  reality  or  facts;  "delusive  faith  in  a 
  wonder  drug";  "delusive  expectations";  "false  hopes" 
  [syn:  {false}] 




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