What does delusion mean?

Definitions for delusiondɪˈlu ʒən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word delusion.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delusion, psychotic belief(noun)

    (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary

  2. delusion, hallucination(noun)

    a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

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

  3. delusion, illusion, head game(noun)

    the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas


  1. delusion(Noun)

    A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.

  2. delusion(Noun)

    The state of being deluded or misled.

  3. delusion(Noun)

    That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delusion(noun)

    the act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind

  2. Delusion(noun)

    the state of being deluded or misled

  3. Delusion(noun)

    that which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief


  1. Delusion

    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

  1. Delusion

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of delusion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of delusion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Raquel Gur:

    The delusion persists ... to this day.

  2. Vanna Bonta:

    Truth may sometimes hurt, but delusion harms.

  3. Edward Abbey:

    Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    Love: The delusion that one woman differs from another.

  5. Dr. Karl Bowman:

    Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.

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Translations for delusion

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • غرورArabic
  • заблу́да, заблужде́ние, илю́зияBulgarian
  • bludCzech
  • indbildning, vrangforestillingDanish
  • Irreführung, Wahn, Wahnvorstellung, TäuschungGerman
  • πλάνη, ψευδαίσθηση, αυταπάτηGreek
  • ilusión, delirio, idea delirante, engañoSpanish
  • harhakuvitelmaFinnish
  • illusionFrench
  • הטעיה, אשליהHebrew
  • delusioneItalian
  • waandenkbeeld, inbeelding, waanvoorstelling, waan, waanidee, hersenschim, waanzin, misvattingDutch
  • delírio, delusão, iludirPortuguese
  • заблужде́ние, иллю́зия, обма́н, [[введе́ние]] [[в]] [[заблужде́ние]]Russian
  • delüzyonTurkish

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