delusion delusion  /dɪ ˈlu ʒən/


  1. (n) (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
  2. (n) a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
  3. (n) the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas

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  1. For the 9,000,000 Moslems in Algeria, nine-tenths of the population, the cry that 'Algeria is France' has proved a cruel delusion.
  2. It's not exactly a collective conservative delusion.
  3. Once they have secured that cause, they search for a way to ennoble it in the eyes of ordinary people who do not share their holy delusion but whose admiration they crave.


  1. Robert David Jaffee: Attending My 30th High School Reunion as a Diagnosed Psychotic

    Mental illness, like Hamlet, who may or may not be the only sane person in the play, is mysterious and paradoxical. And psychosis works the way nightmares do, by metaphor and symbolism. Delusions often stand in for something else.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. The $250,000 Physical

    People suffer from the delusion that the one percent get decent medical care and everyone else is left out in the cold,” says Michael Vassar, leaning forward on the couch in a borrowed apartment on 23rd Street.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. Remodeling My House/Van

    I never considered myself to be a messy person. Sure, I had a propensity to put things in “organized piles” and shove them aside to be dealt with later, but having an entire bedroom to enable a delusion of tidiness made it work for years. It wasn’t until the bulk of my clothing, office supplies, and the French press I stupidly anticipated needing my adventure in vandwelling were lying in a heap ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Willamette Week

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  • "We have heard this foolish delusion before," Bush said. "As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared, 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to...
    on May 21, 2008 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

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