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

Wiktionary

  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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Delusionnoun

    Etymology: delusio, Latin.

    Who therefore seeks in these
    True wisdom, finds her not, or by delusion. John Milton, Par. Reg.

    I waking, view’d with grief the rising sun,
    And fondly mourn’d the dear delusion gone. Matthew Prior.

Wikipedia

  1. Delusion

    A delusion is a false fixed belief that is not amenable to change in light of conflicting evidence. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, hallucination, or some other misleading effects of perception, as individuals with those beliefs are able to change or readjust their beliefs upon reviewing the evidence. However: "The distinction between a delusion and a strongly held idea is sometimes difficult to make and depends in part on the degree of conviction with which the belief is held despite clear or reasonable contradictory evidence regarding its veracity."Delusions have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states (both general physical and mental) and are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression.

ChatGPT

  1. delusion

    A delusion is a firmly held false belief or misconception, not supported by any kind of rational or logical proof or evidence. It typically occurs in the context of psychological or psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, but it can also occur due to other health problems or substances. It is resistant to reasoning or confrontation with actual facts.

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

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. Sheila Isenberg:

    I thought to myself, what planet are you living on that this 12 or 13-year-old girl love and respects the man in prison for murder that you're planning to marry? i don't buy it. I think it's part of the delusion.

  2. Dr. Karl Bowman:

    Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.

  3. Edward Abbey:

    Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.

  4. George Orwell, 1984:

    In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion: the more intelligent, the less sane.

  5. Christian Nestell Bovee:

    No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

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Translations for delusion

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  • غرورArabic
  • заблу́да, илю́зия, заблужде́ниеBulgarian
  • bludCzech
  • indbildning, vrangforestillingDanish
  • Irreführung, Täuschung, Wahnvorstellung, WahnGerman
  • ψευδαίσθηση, αυταπάτη, πλάνηGreek
  • engaño, delirio, ilusión, idea deliranteSpanish
  • harhakuvitelmaFinnish
  • illusionFrench
  • הטעיה, אשליהHebrew
  • delusioneItalian
  • waandenkbeeld, inbeelding, waanzin, hersenschim, waanidee, misvatting, waan, waanvoorstellingDutch
  • złudzeniePolish
  • delusão, iludir, delírioPortuguese
  • заблужде́ние, [[введе́ние]] [[в]] [[заблужде́ние]], обма́н, иллю́зияRussian
  • delüzyonTurkish
  • ảo tưởngVietnamese

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