delusion

  • 1 delusion — delusion, illusion overlap in meaning because both are to do with things wrongly believed or thought for various reasons. There is, however, a distinguishing principle: a delusion is a wrong belief regarded from the point of view of the person… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Delusion — De*lu sion . [L. delusio, fr. deludere. See {Delude}.] 1. The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being deluded or misled. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is falsely or delusively believed or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 delusion — delusion, illusion, hallucination, mirage denote something which is believed to be or is accepted as being true or real but which is actually false or unreal. Delusion in general implies self deception or deception by others; it may connote a… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 délusion — ⇒DÉLUSION, subst. fém. A. PSYCH. Synon. de délire (cf. POROT 1960). B. PSYCHOL. Erreur de perception dans laquelle un objet réel induit la connaissance. L entendement humain et mortel (...) comme la somme de toutes les délusions (Philos., Relig …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 5 delusion — index artifice, bad faith, deception, error, fallacy, false pretense, figment, hoax, insanity …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 delusión — f. *Ilusión: engaño de los sentidos. * * * delusión. f. ilusión (ǁ concepto o imagen sin verdadera realidad) …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 7 delusion — act of misleading someone, early 15c.; as a form of mental derangement, 1550s, from L. delusionem (nom. delusio) a deceiving, from pp. stem of deludere (see DELUDE (Cf. delude)). Technically, delusion is a belief that, though false, has been… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 delusion — [di lo͞o′zhən] n. [ME delusioun < LL delusio < delusus, pp. of deludere] 1. a deluding or being deluded 2. a false belief or opinion 3. Psychiatry a false, persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary delusional adj.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Delusion — (lat.), Verspottung, Täuschung; delusorisch, täuschend, trügerisch …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 delusion — [n] misconception, misbelief apparition, blunder, casuistry, chicanery, daydream, deception, deceptiveness, dream, eidolon, error, fallacy, false impression, fancy, fantasy, figment*, fool’s paradise*, ghost, hallucination, head trip*, ignis… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 delusión — f. ilusión (ǁ concepto o imagen sin verdadera realidad) …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 12 delusion — ► NOUN ▪ a belief or impression that is not in accordance with a generally accepted reality. DERIVATIVES delusional adjective delusive adjective delusory adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Delusion — This article is about psychiatric condition. For the concept in Eastern spirituality, see Delusion (spirituality). Delusionism redirects here. For Wikipedia delusionism (also known as inletionism ), see meta:delusionism. See also: Delusional… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 delusion — n. 1) to cherish, cling to a delusion 2) a delusion that + clause (he was under a delusion that he would inherit money) 3) under a delusion (to labor under a delusion) 4) (misc.) delusions of grandeur * * * [dɪ luːʒ(ə)n] cling to a delusion (misc …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 delusion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dangerous ▪ paranoid ▪ collective, mass, popular (esp. AmE) ▪ He dismissed the so called miracle as a collective delusion …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 Delusion 3D — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Delusion 3D Produktionsland Deutschland …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 17 delusion — [[t]dɪlu͟ːʒ(ə)n[/t]] delusions 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A delusion is a false idea. I was under the delusion that he intended to marry me. 2) N UNCOUNT Delusion is the state of believing things that are not true. Insinuations about her mental… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 delusion — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin delusion , delusio, from deludere Date: 15th century 1. the act of deluding ; the state of being deluded 2. a. something that is falsely or delusively believed or propagated b …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 delusion — Synonyms and related words: aberrancy, aberration, acting, affectation, agnosia, airy nothing, apparition, appearance, artifice, attitudinizing, autism, bamboozlement, befooling, block, blocking, bluff, bluffing, bubble, calculated deception,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 delusion — delusional, delusionary, adj. /di looh zheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of deluding. 2. the state of being deluded. 3. a false belief or opinion: delusions of grandeur. 4. Psychiatry. a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or… …

    Universalium


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