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delusion

de·lu·sion

delusion

 
pronunciation:
dih lu zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of deluding; or the condition of being deluded.
synonyms:
contrivance, deception
similar words:
bluff, fake, hallucination, hoax, illusion, pretense, self-deception, sham, trick
definition 2: a mistaken or false belief, esp. one that persists despite evidence to the contrary, as in certain abnormal mental states.
synonyms:
illusion, misbelief, mistake
antonyms:
reality, verity
similar words:
dream, error, fallacy, fancy, fantasy, hallucination, ignis fatuus, misconception, myth, phantasm, self-deception, vision
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derivation: delusional (adj.)
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