What is another word for delusion?

Synonyms for delusion
dɪˈlu ʒəndelu·sion

This thesaurus page includes all potential synonyms, words with the same meaning and similar terms for the word delusion.

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.

    Synonyms:
    error, fallacy, hallucination, illusion, phantasm

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    psychotic belief, head game, illusion, hallucination

  3. delusion, illusion, head gamenoun

    the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas

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

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. delusionnoun

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

  2. delusionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. delusionnoun

    Synonyms:
    illusion, deception, phantasm, hallucination, mockery, ruse

    Antonyms:
    disillusionment, disenchantment, reality, actuality, fact

Suggested Resources

  1. delusion

    Song lyrics by delusion -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by delusion on the Lyrics.com website.

  2. Delusion

    Illusion vs. Delusion -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Illusion and Delusion.

How to pronounce delusion?

How to say delusion in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#899error
#1996fantasy
#2205magic
#6823fancy
#7167trick
#13078illusion
#15524deception
#30154deceit
#31640fallacy
#33029delusion
#36680delirium
#38850decoy
#41420phantasy
#47547semblance
#52075illusory
#61088disillusionment
#62974hallucination
#73055phantasm
#115961conjuration
#162714legerdemain

How to use delusion in a sentence?

  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.


Translations for delusion

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

Get even more translations for delusion »

Translation

Find a translation for the delusion synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"delusion." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 3 Oct. 2023. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/delusion>.

Discuss these delusion synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for delusion?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. fibrous
    • B. thick
    • C. thready
    • D. threadlike

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for delusion: