What does delusion mean?

Definitions for delusion
dɪˈlu ʒəndelu·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delusion, psychotic beliefnoun

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

  2. delusion, hallucinationnoun

    a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

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

  3. delusion, illusion, head gamenoun

    the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas


  1. delusionnoun

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

  2. delusionnoun

    The state of being deluded or misled.

  3. delusionnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delusionnoun

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

  2. Delusionnoun

    the state of being deluded or misled

  3. Delusionnoun

    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

Examples of delusion in a Sentence

  1. Mohsin Ali Shaukat:

    Confusion is like a delusion, it's like dust covering the mirror of your real potentials and identity followed by your true belief system by turning it out into negative one which makes your self-image blur so you feel low and dull to perform anything bigger, somehow it kills the fruits of all your efforts unexpectedly, it has an ability to blow your flame of passion..... there are a lot of sources you will find around, stay away from anyone who makes you confuse, anything, person, ideology or belief any source that makes you feel like that, stay away from it, leave it and live your real life.”

  2. Bill Maher:

    There's a lot of talk in liberal corners about how Republicans should tell their base who still believe that the election was rigged, that they need to grow up and move on and stop asking the rest of us to respect their mass delusion, and, of course, it is a mass delusion, but the inconvenient truth here is, if you accord religious faith the kind of exhaled respect we do here in America, you've already lost the argument that massdelusion is bad.

  3. The Russia probe Trump:

    After three years of lies, smears and slander, the Russia hoax is finally dead the collusion delusion is over.

  4. Maurice Chapelain:

    The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.

  5. Jeff Davidson:

    I would rather have accuracy and clarity than dwell in self-delusion.

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  • 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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