verb (used with object), de·lud·ed, de·lud·ing.
Origin of delude
Examples from the Web for deluded
While obviously not as cartoonish as the deluded leaders in The Office, du Pont seemed to stretch credulity at times.
All but in the fevered dreams of power mad politicians and their deluded followers is a world without immigration possible.Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero|Rich Goldstein|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But for Dawkins the “rape is rape is rape” believers are the deluded absolutists.
When news leaked that Beyoncé lip-synced “The Star Spangled Banner,” her “Beyhive” came alive in (deluded) defense of the star.Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga’s Fan Armies Rally on Twitter|Tricia Romano|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The aggrieved and deluded suggest secession—a question that was definitively settled four score and seven years ago.The GOP Faces Years in the Wilderness After 2012 Election Losses|Robert Shrum|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The non-slaveholders were not deluded followers of the slave owners.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
The night that gentleman's daughter was deluded to our house, you were one of them.'The Vicar of Wakefield|Oliver Goldsmith
She was not deluded about Fanny's character, though the maternal mote in her eye obscured her critical vision of her appearance.Life and Gabriella|Ellen Glasgow
You have suffered yourself to be deluded by the whisperings of that feeling whose tendency was to wean your soul from Heaven.Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf|George W. M. Reynolds
It is a cruel thing that people should be deluded out of their savings by high-sounding names.