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delusion Explained

delusion at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


delusion at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"act of misleading someone," c.1420; as a form of mental derangement, 1552. See delude. Technically, delusion is a belief that, though false, has been surrendered to and accepted by the whole mind as a truth; illusion is an impression that, though false, is entertained provisionally on the recommendation of the senses or the imagination, but awaits full acceptance and may not influence action. Delusions of grandeur attested from 1909. ///

delusion at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 [U and C] a false belief about yourself or the situation you are in: under a delusion (that)// --He is under the delusion that I am going to cheat him.//
2 delusions of grandeur: the belief that you are much more important or powerful than you really are// -- delusive/-s[hA366]v/ adj // -- delusional adj //

DELUSION at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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delusion at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

188 Moby Thesaurus words for "delusion":
aberrancy, aberration, acting, affectation, agnosia, airy nothing,
apparition, appearance, artifice, attitudinizing, autism,
bamboozlement, befooling, block, blocking, bluff, bluffing, bubble,
calculated deception, casuistry, cheat, cheating, chicane,
chicanery, chimera, circumvention, color, coloring, conning,
counterfeit, daydream, deceit, deceiving, deception, deceptiveness,
defectiveness, defrauding, delirium, deluded belief,
delusion of persecution, delusiveness, dereism, deviancy, disguise,
disorientation, dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation,
distortion, dream, dream vision, dreamland, dreamworld, dupery,
eidolon, enmeshment, ensnarement, entanglement, entrapment,
equivocation, errancy, erroneousness, error, facade, face, fake,
fakery, faking, fallaciousness, fallacy, false air, false belief,
false front, false show, falseness, falsity, fancy, fantasy, fault,
faultiness, feigning, feint, figment, flaw, flawedness,
flight of ideas, flimflam, flimflammery, fond illusion, fooling,
four-flushing, fraud, front, ghost, gilt, gloss, hallucination,
hallucinosis, hamartia, heresy, heterodoxy, hoodwinking, humbug,
humbuggery, ignis fatuus, illusion, imposture, kidding, masquerade,
mental block, mental confusion, meretriciousness, mirage,
misapplication, misbelief, misconception, misconstruction,
misdoing, misfeasance, misinterpretation, misjudgment, mistake,
nihilism, nihilistic delusion, ostentation, outward show,
outwitting, overreaching, paralogia, peccancy, perversion,
phantasm, phantom, pipe dream, playacting, pose, posing, posture,
pretense, pretension, pretext, psychological block, putting on,
representation, ruse, seeming, self-contradiction, self-deceit,
self-deception, self-delusion, semblance, shade, sham, show,
simulacrum, simulation, sin, sinfulness, snow job, song and dance,
sophism, sophistry, speciousness, spoofery, spoofing, spuriousness,
stratagem, subterfuge, swindling, trick, trickery, trickiness,
tricking, trip, unorthodoxy, untrueness, untruth, untruthfulness,
vapor, varnish, victimization, vision, willful misconception,
window dressing, wishful thinking, wrong, wrong impression,

delusion at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Insanity): unsound mind, derangement, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, unsoundness, psychosis, neurosis, cognitive disorder, rabies, furor, mental alienation, aberration, paranoia, schizophrenia, dementia, frenzy, raving, incoherence, wandering, delirium, delusion, hallucination.

[N] (Deception): deception, falseness, untruth, imposture, fraud, deceit, guile, fraudulence, misrepresentation, falsehood, bluff, delusion, fabrication, forgery, fiction.

delusion at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [C] a false belief or opinion about yourself or your situation:
the delusions of the mentally ill * Don't go getting delusions of grandeur (= a belief that you are more important than you actually are). * He was suffering from paranoid delusions and hallucinations. * Love can be nothing but a delusion.
2 [U] the act of believing or making yourself believe sth that is not true:
He seems to have retreated into a world of fear and delusion.

DELUSION at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

at sb of all their money, etc.
2 to defeat sb completely:
Our team got taken to the cleaners.noun
[U] the work of making the inside of a house, etc. clean:
They pay someone to do the cleaning.(also cleaning woman) noun
a woman whose job is to clean the rooms and furniture in an office, a house, etc.noun
[U] the state of being clean or the habit of keeping things clean:
Some people are obsessive about cleanliness.adverb
1 easily and smoothly in one movement:
The boat moved cleanly through the water.
2 in a clean way:
fuel that burns cleanlyverb [VN]
1 to clean your skin or a wound:
a cleansing cream * lotion to cleanse the face / skin
2 ~ sb (of / from sth) (literary) to make sb free from guilt or SIN:
She felt cleansed of her sins after confession.
1 a liquid or cream for cleaning your face, especially for removing MAKE-UP
2 a substance that contains chemicals and is used for cleaning thingsadjective, verb, adverb
adjective (clearer, clearest)
without confusion / doubt
1 easy to understand and not causing any confusion:
She gave me clear and precise directions. * Are these instructions clear enough? * Your meaning needs to be cl

Delusion at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Delusion \De*lu"sion\n. [L. delusio, fr. deludere. See
1. The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind.

2. The state of being deluded or misled.

3. That which is falsely or delusively believed or
propagated; false belief; error in belief.

And fondly mourned the dear delusion gone. --Prior.

Syn: {Delusion}, {Illusion}.

Usage: These words both imply some deception practiced upon
the mind. Delusion is deception from want of
knowledge; illusion is deception from morbid
imagination. An illusion is a false show, a mere cheat
on the fancy or senses. It is, in other words, some
idea or image presented to the bodily or mental vision
which does not exist in reality. A delusion is a false
judgment, usually affecting the real concerns of life.
Or, in other words, it is an erroneous view of
something which exists indeed, but has by no means the
qualities or attributes ascribed to it. Thus we speak
of the illusions of fancy, the illusions of hope,
illusive prospects, illusive appearances, etc. In like
manner, we speak of the delusions of stockjobbing, the
delusions of honorable men, delusive appearances in
trade, of being deluded by a seeming excellence. ``A
fanatic, either religious or political, is the subject
of strong delusions; while the term illusion is
applied solely to the visions of an uncontrolled
imagination, the chimerical ideas of one blinded by
hope, passion, or credulity, or lastly, to spectral
and other ocular deceptions, to which the word
delusion is never applied.'' --Whately.

delusion at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of
evidence to the contrary [syn: {psychotic belief}]
2: a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea; "he has delusions
of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a
hallucination" [syn: {hallucination}]
3: the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
[syn: {illusion}, {head game}]

delusion at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈluːʒən/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
    1. The state of being deluded or misled.
    2. That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.
    3. Inter: quote-book »

    |author=William L. Shirer
    |title=The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
    |publisher=Simon & Schuster
    |location=New York
    |id=LCCN 81101072
    |passage=Hess, always a muddled man though not so doltish as Rosenberg, flew on his own to Britain under the delusion that he could arrange a peace settlement.
    Inter: Webster 191 » 3

    Derived terms

    * delusion of grandeur


    Inter: trans-top » act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|заблуда|f, Inter: t+ » bg|илюзия|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|blud|m
    • Danish: indbildning {{c}}
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|inbeelding|c
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|illusion
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Täuschung|f, Inter: t- » de|Irreführung|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αυταπάτη|f|tr=aftapáti|sc=Grek, Inter: qualifier » psychiatry Inter: t+ » el|ψευδαίσθηση|f|tr=pseudaísthisi|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|הטעיה|f|tr=hat'ayá
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|delusione|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|delirio|m
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|delüzyon

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » state of being deluded or misled
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|заблуда|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|waan|c, Inter: t+ » nl|waanzin|c
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Wahnvorstellung|f, Inter: t+ » de|Wahn|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πλάνη|f|tr=pláni|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|αυταπάτη|f|tr=aftapáti|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|אשליה|f|tr=ashlayá
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|delusione|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » that which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|غرور|m|tr=gharuur
    • Danish: vrangforestilling {{c}}
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|waanidee|n|, Inter: t- » nl|waanvoorstelling|c|, Inter: t- » nl|waandenkbeeld|n|, Inter: t+ » nl|waan|c|, Inter: t- » nl|hersenschim|c|, Inter: t+ » nl|misvatting|c|

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|harhakuvitelma
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Täuschung|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πλάνη|f|tr=pláni|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|ψευδαίσθηση|tr=pseudaísthisi|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » pl: złuda {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » sv: vanföreställning c

    Inter: trans-botto » m


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    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
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