It is an illusion to think that those fleeing from war and poverty can become discouraged in the face of tough laws.
We may need the illusion of nature more than the Victorians needed the exotica of it.
Glamour is an illusion that conceals flaws and distractions.
illusion, rendered into a kind of fact by action, has provided us with centuries of meaning.
We can maintain the illusion of a gadget-relationship to our politics.
Persons can retain a hobby or an illusion for a time or for all time.
Never had any illusion of mine taken a more distressing cropper.
Allowance should be made for this illusion in comparing fruit with illustration.
He did not deny them, or say they were illusion; but he knew they had been created by man.
By the strong bond of illusion the living and the dead were bound together.
mid-14c., "act of deception," from Old French illusion "a mocking, deceit, deception" (12c.), from Latin illusionem (nominative illusio) "a mocking, jesting, irony," from illudere "mock at," literally "to play with," from assimilated form of in- "at, upon" (see in- (2)) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Sense of "deceptive appearance" developed in Church Latin and was attested in English by late 14c. Related: Illusioned "full of illusions" (1920).
illusion il·lu·sion (ĭ-lōō'zhən)
An erroneous perception of reality.
An erroneous concept or belief.
The condition of being deceived by a false perception or belief.
Something, such as a fantastic plan or desire, that causes an erroneous belief or perception.