Deluded vs Illusive - What's the difference?

deluded | illusive |


As adjectives the difference between deluded and illusive

is that deluded is being affected by delusions while illusive is subject to or pertaining to an illusion , often used in the sense of an unrealistic expectation or an unreachable goal or outcome.

As a verb deluded

is (delude).

deluded

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Being affected by delusions.
  • He was deluded to think that she cared in the slightest.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (delude)
  • illusive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Subject to or pertaining to an illusion , often used in the sense of an unrealistic expectation or an unreachable goal or outcome.
  • Testing software completely is an illusive goal.
  • *
  • he could not catch the illusive thing that had sadly perplexed as well as elevated his spirit.

    Usage notes

    * Often confused with elusive.

    Synonyms

    * (pertaining to an illusion) illusory

    Derived terms

    * illusively * illusiveness