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illusory, illusive
adj. based on or having the nature of an illusion; "illusive hopes of finding a better job"; "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"

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shoddy, misleading, deceptive
adj. designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently; "the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices"
wild-eyed, romantic, quixotic
adj. not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic; "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"; "a romantic disregard for money"; "a wild-eyed dream of a world state"
seeming, apparent, ostensible
adj. appearing as such but not necessarily so; "for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"; "the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"; "the ostensible truth of their theories"; "his seeming honesty"
unrealistic
adj. not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels"
false
adj. designed to deceive; "a suitcase with a false bottom"

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delusory, deceptive
adj. causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"
surreal, dreamlike
adj. resembling a dream; "night invested the lake with a dreamlike quality"; "as irrational and surreal as a dream"
eye-deceiving, trompe-l'oeil
adj. creating the illusion of seeing reality; "the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art"
legendary, fabled
adj. celebrated in fable or legend; "the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox"; "legendary exploits of Jesse James"
fictive
adj. capable of imaginative creation; "fictive talent"
mythologic, mythological, mythical, mythic, fabulous
adj. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; "mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn"
fanciful
adj. having a curiously intricate quality; "a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers"
hallucinatory
adj. characterized by or characteristic of hallucination ; "the bizarre hallucinatory dreams of fever"- Jean Stafford
illusional, illusionary
adj. marked by or producing illusion; "illusionary stage effects"
notional, imaginary, fanciful
adj. not based on fact; unreal; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself"
make-believe, pretend
adj. imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
phantom
adj. something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb"

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existent, real
adj. being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

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