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illusory

(i-loo′sŏ-rē) [L. illusorius, mocking, ironic]
Pert. to or causing an illusion; misleading; deceptive.
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Tulliver, foreseeing nothing but misbehavior while the children remained indoors, took an early opportunity of suggesting that, now they were rested after their walk, they might go and play out of doors; and aunt Pullet gave permission, only enjoining them not to go off the paved walks in the garden, and if they wanted to see the poultry fed, to view them from a distance on the horse-block; a restriction which had been imposed ever since Tom had been found guilty of running after the peacock, with an illusory idea that fright would make one of its feathers drop off.
the formation of illusory correlations (or perceptions of an association between two variables that are objectively uncorrelated)--presented yet another possible relationship between bias and the thoroughness of processing.
Third, scrapping will continue at the same rate as last year (even if charter rates pick up), whilst the 1 million TEU idle fleet is apparently illusory.
These teachings have the power to cut through all our comfortable illusory concepts and awaken Reality within us".
Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald said: "This report only serves to confirm that the so-called Northern Powerhouse is illusory and merely a political slogan that has no substance.
Illusory Abiding: The Cultural Construction of the Chan Monk Zhongfeng Mingben
Still, it would be illusory and unfair if we expect them to solve our problems and to burden them with all the troubles of the society.
One who shirks away from the reality necessarily builds up an illusory world; and an illusory world never offers one a chance to wish for something and the power to achieve it.
An interesting aspect of illusory superiority pertains to people's reduced perceptions of their own superiority compared to those who are known by, liked, or linked in some way to themselves, and the greater alignment to themselves when making comparisons with less known others.
On that score the article is very good, but then in one small paragraph he spoils it all when he talks about reviewing Welsh history: "The danger of any such review is that it falls into the trap of a narrow, romantic and illusory nationalism.
With this research study we've found that illusory superiority is in full effect when it comes to sales lead responses.
The organization, led by former New Hampshire Charitable Foundation President Lew Feldstein, ex-Attorney General Phil McLaughlin and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Marjorie Smith, D-Durham, says a casino with up to 5,000 slots would cause many more social problems with addicted gamblers than now takes place with table and card games sponsored by charitable groups across the state and that the proposed revenue to come from a casino is illusory, particularly with Massachusetts trying to award licenses for three casinos and a large slots parlor.