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delusion

noun

1 delusion

psychology An erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary.

synonym: psychotic belief.

Dutch: waanzin



2 delusion

A mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea:
— He has delusions of competence.

synonym: hallucination.

Roget 503: disordered reason, disordered intellect; diseased mind, unsound mind, abnormal mind; derangement, unsoundness; psychosis; neurosis; cognitive disorder; affective disorder.    insanity, lunacy; madness ... show more

Dutch: chimère, drogbeeld, fantasma, hallucinatie, hersenschim, hersenspinsel, illusie, spooksel, waan, waandenkbeeld ... show more
Polish: iluzja

3 delusion

The act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas.

synonyms: head game, illusion.

Roget 495: error, fallacy; misconception, misapprehension, misstanding, misunderstanding; inexactness etc. adj.; laxity; misconstruction etc. (misinterpretation) 523; ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Dutch: inbeelding, waan
Polish: mamienie, mylenie, zwodzenie, łudzenie


Moby thesaurus: aberrancy, aberration, acting, affectation, agnosia, airy nothing, apparition, appearance, artifice, attitudinizing, autism, bamboozlement, befooling, block, blocking, bluff, bluffing, bubble, calculated deception, casuistry ... show more.

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