Illusory and Unreal


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Illusory adjective – Based on or having the nature of an illusion.
Usage example: Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy

Unreal is a synonym for illusory in ideal topic. In some cases you can use "Unreal" instead an adjective "Illusory", when it comes to topics like vision, deceptive, phantasmal, notional. popular alternative
Nearby Words: illusion, illusive, illusorily
Synonyms for Illusory


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Unreal adjective – Not real and existing only in the imagination.
Usage example: the unreal world of TV sitcoms

Illusory is a synonym for unreal in imaginary topic. You can use "Illusory" instead an adjective "Unreal", if it concerns topics such as ideal, vision, fake, seeming. popular alternative
Nearby Words: unrealistic, unreality
Synonyms for Unreal

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character illusory character unreal character
constructs illusory constructs unreal constructs
scenarios illusory scenarios unreal scenarios
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