psychology An erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary.
synonym: psychotic belief.
A mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea:
— He has delusions of competence.
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
The act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas.
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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