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Synonyms for delusion
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delusion, psychotic belief(noun)

    (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary

    psychotic belief, head game, illusion, hallucination

  2. delusion, hallucination(noun)

    a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

    "he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination"

    psychotic belief, head game, illusion, hallucination

  3. delusion, illusion, head game(noun)

    the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas

    hallucination, deception, legerdemain, psychotic belief, fantasy, trick, illusion, phantasy, magic trick, head game, conjuring trick, fancy, thaumaturgy, magic, conjuration, semblance

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. delusion

    A delusion is a mistaken conviction, an illusion a mistaken perception or inference. An illusion may be wholly of the senses; a delusion always involves some mental error. In an optical illusion the observer sees either what does not exist, or what exists otherwise than as he sees it, as when in a mirage distant springs and trees appear close at hand. We speak of the illusions of fancy or of hope, but of the delusions of the insane. A hallucination is a false image or belief which has nothing, outside of the disordered mind, to suggest it; as, the hallucinations of delirium tremens. Compare DECEPTION; INSANITY.

    error, fallacy, hallucination, illusion, phantasm

    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. delusion(n.)

    trick, imposition, imposture, cheat, fraud, artifice, wile, ruse, dodge, fetch, CLAP-TRAP, BAM

  2. delusion(n.)

    illusion, deception, fallacy, error, hallucination, mockery, phantasm

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. delusion(n)

    illusion, deception, phantasm, hallucination, mockery, ruse

    disillusionment, disenchantment, reality, actuality, fact

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How to use delusion in a sentence?

  1. Leo Tolstoy:

    It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

  2. Harold Abelson:

    If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.

  3. Maurice Chapelain:

    The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.

  4. Edward Abbey:

    Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.

  5. Louis Aragon:

    There exists a black kingdom which the eyes of man avoid because its landscape fails signally to flatter them. This darkness, which he imagines he can dispense with in describing the light, is error with its unknown characteristics. Error is certainty's constant companion. Error is the corollary of evidence. And anything said about truth may equally well be said about error: the delusion will be no greater.

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  • غرورArabic
  • заблу́да, заблужде́ние, илю́зияBulgarian
  • bludCzech
  • indbildning, vrangforestillingDanish
  • Irreführung, Wahn, Wahnvorstellung, TäuschungGerman
  • πλάνη, ψευδαίσθηση, αυταπάτηGreek
  • ilusión, delirio, idea delirante, engañoSpanish
  • harhakuvitelmaFinnish
  • illusionFrench
  • הטעיה, אשליהHebrew
  • delusioneItalian
  • waandenkbeeld, inbeelding, waanvoorstelling, waan, waanidee, hersenschim, waanzin, misvattingDutch
  • delírio, delusão, iludirPortuguese
  • заблужде́ние, иллю́зия, обма́н, [[введе́ние]] [[в]] [[заблужде́ние]]Russian
  • delüzyonTurkish

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