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Delusory \De*lu"so*ry\a. Delusive; fallacious.


a. tending to delude


adj. causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure" [syn: deceptive]

Usage examples of "delusory".

But when you are already utterly insane, there is little noticeable difference from your very own delusory universe and the distorted torment of the beyond into which your soul slips.

It would be entirely delusory to refer to the sources of the sound-combinations to discover any meanings overt or hidden.

When she sat at her desk the window wall ahead of her seemed to recede into the middle distance, a delusory gold band sandwiched between the expansive flat plains of floor and ceiling.

He avoided a woman in a tent-like fur coat, then went through the revolving doors into the delusory warmth of strip-lighting in the high Riling.

Their obsessive activity is simply a way of hiding the truth from themselvesby turning their delusory system upside down and externalizing it.

If he cannot be made to recognize the implausibility of his fantasy, the impossibility of his delusory existence, hospitalization must be effected.