Psychiatry, Psychology. the replacement of a gap in a person's memory by a falsification that they believe to be true: The report concluded that while the information elicited under hypnosis may be accurate, it may also include confabulations and pseudomemories.
- con·fab·u·la·to·ry [kuhn-fab-yoo-luh-tawr-ee], /kənˈfæb yʊ ləˌtɔr i/, adjective
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How to use confabulation in a sentence
This is most apparent in his discussion of the many forms of confabulation.The Unpersuadables: Why Smart People Believe Crazy Theories | Kevin Canfield | March 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The constant disinformation, distraction, misdirection, confabulation, and endless stream of threats actually works.
The two girls put their heads together, and had a long confabulation.The Jolliest Term on Record | Angela Brazil
One week certain mysterious persons would drop in, and sit in long confabulation.Kilgorman | Talbot Baines Reed
He had eyed the three chiefs during their confabulation, and saw that the sailors were proceeding to pull his vessel to pieces.A Woman of Thirty | Honore de Balzac
Here, by an odd chance, just as we came to the school gate, we met Mr Jarman and Crofter walking out in deep confabulation.Tom, Dick and Harry | Talbot Baines Reed
Then Jake visited her, and, taking her out of the kitchen, had a long confabulation with her in the open.The Night Riders | Ridgwell Cullum