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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Illusive  \Il*lu"sive\,  a.  [See  {Illude}.] 
  Deceiving  by  false  show  deceitful;  deceptive;  false; 
  illusory;  unreal. 
 
  Truth  from  illusive  falsehood  to  command.  --Thomson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  illusive 
  adj  :  based  on  or  having  the  nature  of  an  illusion;  "illusive 
  hopes  of  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"  [syn:  {illusory}] 




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