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Definition 1: the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for delusion in the sense of this definition

(delusion is a kind of ...) the act of deceiving

Definition 2: a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where delusion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has delusions of competence
  • his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination

Synonyms for delusion in the sense of this definition

(delusion is a kind of ...) an incorrect conception

(... is a kind of delusion ) a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)

Definition 3: (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for delusion in the sense of this definition

(delusion is a kind of ...) (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic

"a manic state"

(... is a kind of delusion ) a delusion (common in paranoia) that you are much greater and more powerful and influential than you really are

(... is a kind of delusion ) a delusion (common in paranoia) that others are out to get you and frustrate and embarrass you or inflict suffering on you; a complicated conspiracy is frequently imagined

(... is a kind of delusion ) illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder

(... is a kind of delusion ) the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal

(... is a kind of delusion ) a delusion concerning the body image or parts of the body

(... is a kind of delusion ) the delusion that you have assumed the form of an animal

(delusion belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

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