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Synonyms for delusion
dɪˈlu ʒəndelu·sion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 3 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. delusion, psychotic beliefnoun

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

    psychotic belief, head game, illusion, hallucination

  2. delusion, hallucinationnoun

    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 gamenoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. delusionnoun

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

  2. delusionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. delusionnoun

    illusion, deception, phantasm, hallucination, mockery, ruse

    disillusionment, disenchantment, reality, actuality, fact

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  1. Bill Maher:

    There's a lot of talk in liberal corners about how Republicans should tell their base who still believe that the election was rigged, that they need to grow up and move on and stop asking the rest of us to respect their mass delusion, and, of course, it is a mass delusion, but the inconvenient truth here is, if you accord religious faith the kind of exhaled respect we do here in America, you've already lost the argument that massdelusion is bad.

  2. Maurice Chapelain:

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

  3. Christian Nestell Bovee:

    No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

  4. Laurence Wormald:

    The illusion of being able to permanently depress the risk on equities through smart-beta or minimum-variance strategies has been very, very appealing, and a lot of money has piled in, but that delusion cannot be kept up because it's based on a strategy that doesn't work when the crowd arrives.

  5. Dame Rose Macaulay:

    It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.

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  • غرورArabic
  • заблу́да, илю́зия, заблужде́ниеBulgarian
  • bludCzech
  • indbildning, vrangforestillingDanish
  • Irreführung, Täuschung, Wahnvorstellung, WahnGerman
  • αυταπάτη, ψευδαίσθηση, πλάνηGreek
  • ilusión, idea delirante, engaño, delirioSpanish
  • harhakuvitelmaFinnish
  • illusionFrench
  • אשליה, הטעיהHebrew
  • delusioneItalian
  • waan, misvatting, inbeelding, waanvoorstelling, waandenkbeeld, waanidee, hersenschim, waanzinDutch
  • złudzeniePolish
  • iludir, delusão, delírioPortuguese
  • обма́н, иллю́зия, [[введе́ние]] [[в]] [[заблужде́ние]], заблужде́ниеRussian
  • delüzyonTurkish

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