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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.
Ala was speaking at the Conference on Chemical Disarmament in Geneva, noting that those attempts came as part of a systematic delusive campaign serving narrow political interests with the aim of instigating public opinion against Syria and hindering the progress made in reaching a political solution.
The news of VAT has rolled out in the UAE, and it has sparked a delusive paranoia among laymen that it will be heavy on the pocket.
Physics would stop when it would be able to fulfill its services in discovering one energy of which all the others are hut manifestations, and the science of religion become perfect when it would discover Him who is the one life in a universe of death, Him who is the constant basis of an ever-changing world, One who is the only Soul of which all souls are but delusive manifestations.
Rawalpindi/Lahore/Bhakkar/Multan -- With the loadshedding rising to over 12 hours in various areas of Pakistan, the claims made by PML (N) leadership during election campaign 2013 are proving tall and delusive.
Any person that circumvents the protocol address of the internet by using a delusive address or an address belonging to others or by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery shall be punished by imprisonment and a fine not less than (AED 150.