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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.

    Synonyms:
    error, fallacy, hallucination, illusion, phantasm

    Antonyms:
    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

Princeton's WordNet

  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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. delusionnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    disillusionment, disenchantment, reality, actuality, fact

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How to use delusion in a sentence?

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    Truth may sometimes hurt, but delusion harms.

  2. Coleridge:

    Pleasure, most often delusive, may be born of delusion. Pleasure, herself a sorceress, may pitch her tents on enchanted ground. But happiness (or, to use a more accurate and comprehensive term, solid well-being) can be built on virtue alone, and must of necessity have truth for its foundation.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

  4. 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.

  5. H Hahn Blavatsky:

    Shun praise. Praise leads to self-delusion. Thy body is not Self, thyself is in itself without a body, and either praise or blame affects it not.

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Translations for delusion

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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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