fool's paradise


Definition of fool's paradise

: a state of delusory happiness

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We are headed for economic trouble, and anyone who thinks otherwise is living in a fool's paradise.

First Known Use of fool's paradise

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Fool's paradise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of fool's paradise

: a state of happiness that is based on mistaken beliefs or false ideas

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