[ US /dɪˈɫuʒən/ ]
[ UK /dɪlˈuːʒən/ ]
  1. a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
    he has delusions of competence
    his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination
  2. the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
  3. (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
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How To Use delusion In A Sentence

  • She regarded him as a somewhat crazy and delusional man, no matter how good he looked.
  • But there was an element of delusion, mild trickery even, about this process.
  • On two consecutive nights of Hardball, Chris Matthews brought up this same trio as examples of Gore's "delusionary" thinking. Going After Gore
  • After light's term, a term of cecity: the best hope for the future, that light will return and banish the follies, sophistries, delusions, which have accumulated in the darkness. Matthew Arnold
  • Is this for real, or just a delusion on my part?
  • He remains an eloquent and witty portrait of self-delusion.
  • It is my conviction , or my delusion , that crime brings its own fatality with it.
  • In some non-Western cultures, schizophrenic delusions single out the person as spiritually gifted.
  • The study cites evidence that such isolation can produce “the most extreme forms of psycho­pathology, such as depersonalization, hallucination, and delusions.” Primary Sources
  • She wants to travel first - class: she must have delusions of grandeur.
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