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delusion

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1 a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality
  • her idea that her new man is a long lost prince is surely just a delusion

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2 a false idea or belief
  • he appears to suffer from the delusion that he's the best reporter in the business

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delusion, illusion, hallucination, mirage mean something that is believed to be true or real but that is actually false or unreal. delusion implies an inability to distinguish between what is real and what only seems to be real, often as the result of a disordered state of mind. delusions of persecution illusion implies a false ascribing of reality based on what one sees or imagines. an illusion of safety hallucination implies impressions that are the product of disordered senses, as because of mental illness or drugs. suffered from terrifying hallucinations mirage in its extended sense applies to an illusory vision, dream, hope, or aim. claimed a balanced budget is a mirage

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