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delusion

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1 a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality
  • The patient is suffering from delusions and hallucinations.
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castle in Spain, castle in the air

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2 a false idea or belief
  • He appears to suffer from the delusion that he'll be able to finish on time.
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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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