Illusory - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈluːsəri|  American pronunciation of the word illusory
Brit.  |ɪˈluːs(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word illusory

adjective

- based on or having the nature of an illusion(syn: illusive)

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

Examples

First impressions can often prove illusory.

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

He lends himself to illusory hopes.

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