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Synonyms for hallucination
həˌlu səˈneɪ ʃənhal·lu·ci·na·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hallucination

    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:
    delusion, error, fallacy, illusion, phantasm

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hallucinationnoun

    illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder

    Synonyms:
    delusion

  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, delusion

  3. hallucinationnoun

    an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode

    "he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination"

    Synonyms:
    delusion

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hallucinationnoun

    Synonyms:
    error, blunder, mistake, fallacy

  2. hallucinationnoun

    Synonyms:
    illusion, delusion, monomania, self-deception, phantasm, aberration

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hallucinationnoun

    Synonyms:
    aberration, chimera, fallacy, self-deception, delusion, phantasm, illusion

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hallucination":

    daylight

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How to use hallucination in a sentence?

  1. William Gibson:

    Cyberspace A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.

  2. James Scott:

    Man is a hostage to the cage of cultural programing and the mass hallucination of the propagandist’s narrative illusion.

  3. Angela Taylor:

    As a caregiver, I think one of the challenges is recognizing that we can not use the same skills and interpersonal dynamics that we came to rely on in our relationship with the person with LBD, we have to develop new ones because you can not reason with somebody who is having a hallucination or delusion. Sometimes you have to more step into their reality and empathize( and) learn a new way to offer assistance without them feeling like they're being treated like a child.

  4. Eugene Botkin:

    Yesterday, at the same reading, I suddenly heard a word that sounded like "Papulya". I nearly burst into sobs. Again -- this is not a hallucination because the word was pronounced, the voice was similar, and I did not doubt for an instant that my daughter, who was supposed to be in Tobolsk, was talking to me ...

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