deluded

adjective
de·lud·ed | \di-ˈlü-dəd, dē-\

Definition of deluded 

: deceived by false beliefs a deluded eccentric : having or characterized by delusional ideas deluded thinking

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Unfortunately, this sort of deluded thinking is just as prevalent in our modern world; nowhere more so than in cybersecurity. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Cyber Saturday—Would You Buy Cybersecurity From a Witch Doctor?," 19 May 2018 These men and women are not protesting the elimination of Southern culture and history, but rather reacting to their own deluded notions that white people are losing control of our country. Tyler Coates, Esquire, "It's No Longer About Southern Heritage. In Fact, It Never Was.," 12 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of deluded

circa 1628, in the meaning defined above

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