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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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This man turns out to be Bottom, who is delusively perceived by Titania as an extremely charming mortal, but whose head has been playfully shaped into an ass-head, by the same lively and mischievous sprite, Puck:
Reflecting this sense of the word, by 1902 Webster's included two new definitions: "a kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are" and "any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, through which it appears delusively magnified or glorified.
32) Frazier argued that they suffered from a sense of nothingness, and consequently behaved irresponsibly and delusively, while seeking meaning and recognition in a make-believe world.
TO REALIZE, even delusively, that knowing a little implies knowing a lot because the one is related to the other is to me a great comfort.