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Origin of delusion
synonym study for delusion
OTHER WORDS FROM delusionde·lu·sion·al, de·lu·sion·ar·y, adjectivepre·de·lu·sion, noun
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The Hannity-esque delusion of a post-racial America is ill-informed at best and bigoted at worst.‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To his fellow survivors and to the audience, this delusion indicates another slip on a downward spiral.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And like Jodorowsky, Kubrick also had the delusion that some Hollywood studio would back his vision.‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ and the Allure of the Unmade Masterpiece|Caryn James|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is the sort of delusion that sets in when a despot confuses himself with the state after too long in power.Putin’s Sochi and Hitler’s Berlin: The Love Affair Between Dictators and the Olympic Games.|Garry Kasparov|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This kind of delusion would be amusing to consider if it were not so very lethal.Alkalinizing Someone to Improve His or Her Health Is Simple-Minded, Fatuous, and Dangerous|Kent Sepkowitz|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She who gives her heart, for this poor price, will sometime awake to a sense of her delusion.The Young Maiden|A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
I never looked at her but I thought so; and her cuffs and apron merely accentuated the delusion.Police!!!|Robert W. Chambers
Rather than awaken from a dream and find everything a delusion, he would take his own life.Narcissus|Evelyn Scott
In one moment the delusion of years which he had accepted—nay, even encouraged—with a youth's indifference had been swept away.Woven with the Ship|Cyrus Townsend Brady
It is my conviction, or my delusion, no matter which, that crime brings its own fatality with it.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
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Other words from delusionde•lu′sion•al adj.
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A false belief held despite strong evidence against it; self-deception. Delusions are common in some forms of psychosis. Because of his delusions, the literary character Don Quixote attacks a windmill, thinking it is a giant.