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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.7 / 3 votes
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.
delusion, error, fallacy, hallucination, phantasm
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet3.7 / 3 votes
an erroneous mental representation
deception, legerdemain, fantasy, trick, delusion, phantasy, magic trick, thaumaturgy, head game, color, fancy, semblance, likeness, colour, magic, gloss, conjuration, conjuring trick
illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancynoun
something many people believe that is false
"they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
deception, legerdemain, fantasy, trick, delusion, phantasy, magic trick, thaumaturgy, head game, conjuring trick, fancy, fondness, semblance, magic, conjuration, partiality
delusion, illusion, head gamenoun
the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
hallucination, deception, legerdemain, psychotic belief, fantasy, trick, delusion, phantasy, magic trick, head game, conjuring trick, fancy, thaumaturgy, magic, conjuration, semblance
magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deceptionnoun
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
deception, fantasy, joke, trick, incantation, legerdemain, phantasy, magic trick, dissembling, caper, semblance, head game, put-on, fast one, dissimulation, fancy, delusion, thaumaturgy, antic, conjury, prank, misrepresentation, magic, invocation, whoremaster, john, conjuration, deceit, whoremonger, conjuring trick, conjuring
Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote
delusion, hallucination, deception, error, fallacy, mockery, fantasy, phantasm, chimera, false show
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List of paraphrases for "illusion":
delusion, mirage, fantasy, self-delusion, chimera, illusory, somethingthat, fallacy, self-deception, decoy
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How to use illusion in a sentence?
The bonds that unite another person to ourselves exist only in our mind. Memory as it grows fainter relaxes them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we would fain be cheated and with which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we cheat other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature that cannot emerge from himself, that knows his fellows only in himself when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.
Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:
When the security situation changes - and it has - then we have to adapt our military capabilities. But we cannot at the same time fall prey to the illusion that military strength alone leads to security.
Thoughts and emotions replace reality with illusion. Both are subject to exposure by truth
What is life An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
Translations for illusion
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- انخداع, وهم, هلوسةArabic
- illusió, il·lusióCatalan, Valencian
- Sinnestäuschung, Illusion, WahnvorstellungGerman
- παραίσθηση, ψευδαίσθηση, κόπλοGreek
- illusioon, võlutrikk, näilineEstonian
- irudipen, ameskeria, itxaropenBasque
- harha, taikatemppu, harhaluulo, illuusioFinnish
- 幻覚, 幻想Japanese
- ილუზია, ილუზიონიGeorgian
- acu mānsLatvian
- truuk, illusie, zinsbegoocheling, trickDutch
- iluzja, złudzeniePolish
- наваждение, иллюзияRussian
- trick, förvillelse, synvilla, illusionSwedish
- ảo giácVietnamese
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