1. illusory

adjective. ['ˌɪˈluːsɝi'] based on or having the nature of an illusion.


  • unreal


  • realistic
  • unreality

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Rhymes with Illusory

  • accessory
  • anniversary
  • brasserie
  • chancery
  • compulsory
  • cursory
  • esarey
  • extrasensory
  • grocery
  • massery
  • nursery
  • rotisserie
  • sensory
  • sorcery
  • ursery
  • ussery

How do you pronounce illusory?

Pronounce illusory as ˌɪˈlusəri.

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Sentences with illusory

1. Adjective
Buddhism teaches that the world and everything in it is illusory.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Though illusory, they have a powerful influence on buying decisions.

Quotes about illusory

1. [Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.
- Clive Barker

2. Are your convictions so fragile that mine cannot stand in opposition to them? Is your God so illusory that the presence of my Devil reveals his insufficiency?
- Marquis de Sade

3. We try to fix the outside so much, but our control of the outer world is limited, temporary, and often, illusory.
- Matthieu Ricard, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill