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delusions

[ dih-loo-zhuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF delusions

Synonyms for delusions

  • deception
  • fantasy
  • hallucination
  • illusion
  • pipe dream
  • apparition
  • blunder
  • casuistry
  • chicanery
  • daydream
  • deceptiveness
  • dream
  • error
  • fallacy
  • fancy
  • figment
  • ghost
  • lapse
  • mirage
  • misapprehension
  • mistake
  • oversight
  • phantasm
  • phantom
  • self-deception
  • shade
  • speciousness
  • spuriousness
  • trickery
  • trip
  • vision
  • eidolon
  • false impression
  • fool's paradise
  • head trip
  • ignis fatuus
  • optical illusion
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Antonyms for delusions

  • fact
  • reality
  • truth
  • accuracy
  • actuality
  • being
  • certainty
  • correction
  • fix
  • honesty
  • right
  • success
  • surety
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELUSIONS

He hastens to assure them that they labor under the most hideous of delusions.

At this point I changed the subject, and escaped from George's "inspired" delusions.

It is when his delusions are strongest that he will be most easily led.

I was surrounded with no luxuries, but there were no delusions.

In the 'Innocents' he laughs at delusions and fallacies—and enjoys them.

We did not know till then how much faith we had put in his delusions.

But a man may also love it who regards all such visions as delusions.

At last women are getting rid of their delusions and emerging from their slavery—why?

Reginald Pole had by this time awoke from some part of his delusions.

Mohammed was the subject of illusions, hallucinations, and delusions.

WORD ORIGIN

"act of misleading someone," early 15c.; as a form of mental derangement, 1550s, from Latin delusionem (nominative delusio) "a deceiving," noun of action from past participle stem of deludere (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, the exact phrase, is recorded from 1840, though the two words were in close association for some time before that.

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