dereism

noun
de·​re·​ism | \ ˈdē-rē-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce dereism (audio) , ˈdā-rā-; dē-ˈrē-iz-əm How to pronounce dereism (audio) , dā-ˈrā-\

Medical Definition of dereism

: thinking directed away from reality and not following ordinary rules of logic

Other Words from dereism

dereistic \ ˌdē-​(ˌ)rē-​ˈis-​tik How to pronounce dereistic (audio) , ˌdā-​(ˌ)rā-​ How to pronounce dereistic (audio) \ adjective
dereistically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce dereistically (audio) \ adverb

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