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delusion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of delusion

  1. 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 Synonyms of delusion chimera, conceit, daydream, fantasy, dream, fancy, figment, hallucination, illusion, nonentity, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream, unreality, visionWords Related to delusion ignis fatuus, mirage, will-o'-the-wisp; brainchild, idea; concoction, fable, fabrication, fiction, invention; envisaging, imaging, visualization; cloud-cuckoo-land, cloudland, Shangri-la, utopia; daymare, nightmareNear Antonyms of delusion actuality, fact, reality

  2. 2 a false idea or belief he appears to suffer from the delusion that he's the best reporter in the business Synonyms of delusion fallacy, error, falsehood, falsity, hallucination, illusion, misbelief, misconception, myth, old wives' tale, untruthWords Related to delusion factoid; superstition; fiction, pretense (or pretence); distortion, inaccuracy, misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misperception, misunderstanding; misinformation, misknowledge, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement; sophism, sophistry; fib, half-truth, lie, story, taleAntonyms of delusion truth, verity



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