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illusive (adj) deceptive.
Success is illusory if it appears to be there but is not there. A person's success is illusory if they seem to be successful but are not really successful. A person's friendship is illusory if they seem to be friendly but are not really friendly.
- The reduction in the airlines fares is only illusory. The reduction in the airfare is more than made up by the charges for refreshment and the other services on board the plane.
- The freedom of the people in the country is illusory. Though a democracy, it is headed by a president who can veto any resolution passed by the legislature.