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illusory

adjective casuistic, casuistical, chimerical, conjuring, counterfeit, deceiving, deceptive, deluding, fabricated, fallacious, false, falsus, fancied, fanciful, fatuitous, feigned, fictitious, hatched, illusive, imaginary, imagined, insidious, insubstantial, invented, misleading, mythic, mythological, not true, phantasmal, pretended, sophistic, sophistical, suppositional, tenuous, tricky, unactual, unauthentic, unsubstantial, unsupportable, vanus, visionary
Associated concepts: illusory agreement, illusory appointtent, illusory contract, illusory promise, illusory transfer, illusory trust
Foreign phrases: Judicium non debet esse illusorium; suum effectum habere debet.A judgment ought not to be illusory; it ought to have its proper effect.
See also: artificial, deceptive, delusive, fallacious, fictitious, insubstantial, nonexistent, ostensible, quixotic, specious, tenuous
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Tulliver, foreseeing nothing but misbehavior while the children remained indoors, took an early opportunity of suggesting that, now they were rested after their walk, they might go and play out of doors; and aunt Pullet gave permission, only enjoining them not to go off the paved walks in the garden, and if they wanted to see the poultry fed, to view them from a distance on the horse-block; a restriction which had been imposed ever since Tom had been found guilty of running after the peacock, with an illusory idea that fright would make one of its feathers drop off.
Syrian Consultative Center for Studies and Human Rights: Illusory Organizations were Invented to Stoke Instigation against Syria The Syrian Consultative Center for Studies and Human Rights said that illusory organizations were invented under the pretext of protecting human rights with the aim to further stoke misleading campaigns against Syria, namely the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
It is not exciting at all for a Lebanese to feel at the peak of a suffocating economic crisis that he is in an illusory state run by an illusory government which is negotiating with an illusory labor union to obtain at the end of long and exciting negotiations a cost-of-living increase in his monthly salary that sums up all these illusions and produces a new mirage," Noureddin said in his column on Thursday.
The adventure of fabricating illusory sequences of adjectives is fraught with near misses (which are, of course, really "near hits").
Set in the northern area of New Hampshire that once declared itself an independent nation, Quinnehtukqut is a novel about the real and illusory trials facing Martha Hennessy, a girl wishing to experience life past her humdrum family farm.
By fair means or foul (mostly foul), regimes throughout the post-Soviet region have mastered the art of simulated democratic politics, replete with fake political parties, spectral politicians, illusory competition, and manipulated outcomes.
From true alliances that combine resources to achieve common objectives, to semi-alliances that aren't always in the best interests of all participants, to illusory alliances that dangle the carrot of perceived benefits to its exploited "illusory" members but in essence have far different objectives than what is openly stated, to tyrannies that exist solely to funnel resources to the benefit of its controllers, Alliances examines human collective behavioral structure in detail often using simple models.
Finally, in the four-part Castrovalva, the Doctor is caught in an illusory trap by The Master.
In a book entitled The Incoherence of the Philosophers, he argued that God is not bound by reason, that "natural" links between causes and effects are illusory, and that there is no rationality in the universe, thus denying the very possibility of scientific investigation.
This seeing involves illusory notions I have of other persons, limited understandings of a situation, and unreal expectations that I foist upon others.
That kind of misdirection is perfectly suited for a movie that equates the sleight of hand of its magician protagonists to the illusory nature of film.
Braided nooses, elbow-length leather gloves, tiaras, daggers, and red robes attempt to imbue these creatures with the stink of meaning, yet the supposed tales of redemption, virtue, and honor evoked in Macomber's prototypical portraits add up to little more than illusory fragments.