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delusory (adj.)

late 15c., "false, deceitful," from Latin delusor "a deceiver," from stem of deludere "to play false, mock, deceive" (see delude).

updated on July 16, 2018

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Definitions of delusory from WordNet

delusory (adj.)
causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true;
a delusory pleasure
Synonyms: deceptive
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