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amuse +‎ -ive


amusive (comparative more amusive, superlative most amusive)

  1. Giving entertainment or amusement; recreative
  2. illusive, deceitful
    • 2009, Jeremy Mynott, quoting Gilbert White, chapter 2, in Birdscapes, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton, page 28:
      As I have regarded these amusive birds [swifts] with no small attention, if I should advance something new and peculiar with respect to them, and different from all other birds, I might perhaps be credited, especially as my assertion is the result of many years' exact observation.