Delusion meaning

dĭ-lo͝ozhən
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A false, persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary.
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Delusion is defined as a firm belief you have that is actually not grounded in reality or truth, often occurring as a result of a mental problem.

When you hear voices in your head and believe they are the voice of the President or the voice of Jesus communicating personally with you, this is an example of a delusion.

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A false belief or opinion.
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The state of being deluded or misled.
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A deluding or being deluded.
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A false belief or opinion.

Labored under the delusion that success was at hand.

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A false belief or perception that is a manifestation of a mental illness.

Delusions of persecution.

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A false belief or perception strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness, as in schizophrenia.
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A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
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That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.
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Origin of delusion

  • Middle English delusioun from Latin dēlūsiō dēlūsiōn- from dēlūsus past participle of dēlūdere to delude delude

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition