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delusive (adj) deceptive; misleading.

A thing or a person is delusive, if they are not what they appear to be, if their nature is not what their appearance would convey. A person who deceives others into believing something false is delusive, and their words are delusive. They mislead others with a criminal intention.

  • Steerforth's delusive conduct and words made Emily feel sure that he loved her. Rather late did she realize that she made the mistake of preferring the delusive rogue to faithful Ham.
  • The mighty Samson had himself to blame for his fall, because he failed to realize that Delilah's love for him was delusive, meant to know the secret of his strength, so that he could be captured by the chiefs of her tribe.
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