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Synonyms for delusion
dɪˈlu ʒəndelu·sion

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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. Sheila Isenberg:

    I thought to myself, what planet are you living on that this 12 or 13-year-old girl love and respects the man in prison for murder that you're planning to marry? i don't buy it. I think it's part of the delusion.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Fallibility is simply defined as state of being capable of making mistakes or being wrong sometimes. Permit me to tell you this, every human is fallible in nature. Yes! you heard me right as usual, even the Pope himself is fallible in nature. That is to say, there is no exception to what I'm writing or talking about. Although, he (the Pope) is widely regarded as infallible according to the dogma of the Roman catholic church. But come on, is the pope (a) catholic? Nevertheless, it is delusion to regard any human as infallible. I mean, anyone who regards any other human as incapable of making mistakes or being wrong is nothing but delusive. Besides, whoever that claims to be infallible has never tried out something new before and it is only a coward who is often reluctant to try out something new, just because of fear of failure. Wait a second, is the Pope (a) catholic? Furthermore, in case you don't know, almighty God is the only one who is ever infallible. Apart from him (Almighty God) no other person is infallible naturally, regardless of world renowned professors. Anyway, do quote me right or rather you can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Donald Trump:

    After three years of lies and smears and slander, the Russia hoax is finally dead. The collusion delusion is over, the Russia witch hunt was a plan by those who lost the election to try and illegally regain power by framing innocent Americans – many of them, they suffered – with an elaborate hoax.

  4. Laurence Wormald:

    Crowding and herding is the big problem with smart-beta, 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. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The human tendency is to resemble or imitate those we admire; the common result is the delusion, that to emulate another’s personality creates a pseudo persona, measurably dissimilar from our own.


Translations for delusion

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  • غرورArabic
  • заблу́да, илю́зия, заблужде́ниеBulgarian
  • bludCzech
  • indbildning, vrangforestillingDanish
  • Täuschung, Wahnvorstellung, Wahn, IrreführungGerman
  • πλάνη, ψευδαίσθηση, αυταπάτηGreek
  • engaño, delirio, idea delirante, ilusiónSpanish
  • harhakuvitelmaFinnish
  • illusionFrench
  • אשליה, הטעיהHebrew
  • delusioneItalian
  • misvatting, hersenschim, waanzin, waanidee, waan, waanvoorstelling, inbeelding, waandenkbeeldDutch
  • delusão, iludir, delírioPortuguese
  • обма́н, иллю́зия, [[введе́ние]] [[в]] [[заблужде́ние]], заблужде́ниеRussian
  • delüzyonTurkish

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