delusion, psychotic belief(noun)
(psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
"he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination"
delusion, illusion, head game(noun)
the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
The state of being deluded or misled.
That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.
the act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind
the state of being deluded or misled
that which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief
A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of perception. Delusions typically occur in the context of neurological or mental illness, although they are not tied to any particular disease and have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states. However, they are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-lū′zhun, n. the act of deluding: the state of being deluded: a false belief: error.—adj. Delū′sional, pertaining to delusions, afflicted with such.—n. Delū′sionist.—adjs. Delū′sive, Delū′sory, apt or tending to delude: deceptive.—adv. Delū′sively.—n. Delū′siveness. [See Delude.]
The numerical value of delusion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of delusion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The delusion persists ... to this day.
The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusion.
It was not about notoriety. It was not about hatred. It was about the delusion, you give the word, and this ends with a life sentence.
Shun praise. Praise leads to self-delusion. Thy body is not Self, thyself is in itself without a body, and either praise or blame affects it not.
I think Mr. Holmes' actions on July 20 were the direct result of his mental illness, it all boils down to whether you believe he had a delusion or not.
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- заблу́да, заблужде́ние, илю́зияBulgarian
- indbildning, vrangforestillingDanish
- Irreführung, Wahn, Wahnvorstellung, TäuschungGerman
- πλάνη, ψευδαίσθηση, αυταπάτηGreek
- ilusión, delirio, idea delirante, engañoSpanish
- הטעיה, אשליהHebrew
- waandenkbeeld, inbeelding, waanvoorstelling, waan, waanidee, hersenschim, waanzin, misvattingDutch
- delírio, delusão, iludirPortuguese
- заблужде́ние, иллю́зия, обма́н, [[введе́ние]] [[в]] [[заблужде́ние]]Russian
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