illusive illusive  /ɪ ˈlu sɪv/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) based on or having the nature of an illusion

Usage(s):

  1. Talk is plentiful, but communication is illusive.
  2. The infamous gag order should be abolished, an inherent wall detaining the illusive stream of vital information on important topics that will create greater transparency.
  3. In court, bereft of the illusive spectacles, normal Arthur Lomax could quite understand the jury's incredulity.

News

  • Power Ranking Minnesota Twins Starting Pitchers

    “See the ball, hit the ball.” It’s a pretty simple concept for the offensive side of the ball. The other side of the ball is all about the art of illusion. Frankly, the Minnesota Twins pitching staff hasn’t been very illusive in the past couple years. They are basically a bunch of magicians who outright tell you how their tricks, or illusions, work. It’s really kind of sad. The Twins have thrown ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in a statement that the US plan to "sell billions of dollars worth of arms and prepare illusive scenarios in the region" is an instance of adventurism, the official IRNA news agency reported.
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Manouchehr Mottaki Source: Xinhua

  2. "The condom promotes promiscuity, and also gives a kind of illusive assurance to those who use condoms, in the sense that 'Oh, I am using condoms. So I am keeping myself safe from AIDS'. It is not absolutely true," said Benedict Ahamiogie.
    on Mar 29, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Voice of America

  3. "Pakistan has been indispensable to our worldwide struggle against radical terrorist groups. Without peace and stability on the Pakistani side of the border, success in Afghanistan will prove illusive," said Negroponte.
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: John Negroponte Source: TopNews

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