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delusive

(dĭ-lo͞o′sĭv)
adj.
Tending to delude.

de·lu′sive·ly adv.
de·lu′sive·ness n.
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You would think my wife the picture of health if you looked at her, and yet, so delusive are appearances, I am obliged to forbid her all excitement.
After this feeble delusive thaw, the silence set in as severely as before.
The lane opened slantingly into the main road with a narrow opening, and had a delusive appearance of coming from the direction of London.
Humility and penitence are the seals of Christianity; and, without feeling them deeply seated in the soul, all hope is delusive, and leads to vain expectations.
I made many and various attempts to deliver my pupils from these delusive notions without alarming their pride--which was easily offended, and not soon appeased--but with little apparent result; and I know not which was the more reprehensible of the two: Matilda was more rude and boisterous; but from Rosalie's womanly age and lady-like exterior better things were expected: yet she was as provokingly careless and inconsiderate as a giddy child of twelve.
And I had all along been looking forward to this season with the fond, delusive hope that we should enjoy it so sweetly together; and that, with God's help and my exertions, it would be the means of elevating his mind, and refining his taste to a due appreciation of the salutary and pure delights of nature, and peace, and holy love.
Micawber and my family, I necessarily have formed an opinion, delusive though it may be.'
The day's geopolitics is so opaque-and delusive like quicksand.
The TDP chief requested EC to immediately stop such delusive, unfair and immoral campaign and direct all the concerned, to refrain from doing any activity that influences the voters directly or indirectly.
Nobody wants to imagine a British Museum drained of all but the objects that originated in Britain, and not least because the idea of a future dominated by mono-cultural museums is as unpalatable (and delusive) as the notion of mono-ethnic cultures.
In addition, Arnold's conception of the delusive forces operating in the world, so clearly in evidence in "Dover Beach," is also at the root of his structural prioritization of sound, which is another distinctive element of his poetry that betrays an affinity with Leopardi's work.