illusory illusory  /ɪ ˈlu sə ri/


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


  1. The Census Bureau itself notes that the reported 11% increase in June home sales might be illusory.
  2. Real power begets illusory power.
  3. Huong's moment in the sun was brief and illusory.


  1. The Fame Game

    Your illusory fifteen minutes of fame.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Psychology Today

  2. Culinary Mindfulness And Windowfarms: 5 Ways To Increase Well-Being

    When a food company sells something that nails the psychology of well-being instead of just seducing customers with the illusory satisfactions of ever cheaper access to more sugar, fat, or salt, they deserve some attention. Windowfarms, a Brooklyn-based start-up I’ve followed ever since hearing crackerjack founder Britta Riley give a 2011 TEDx talk about the project, is such a company. So, if ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Forbes

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