Associations to the word «Delusion»


DELUSION, noun. A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
DELUSION, noun. The state of being deluded or misled.
DELUSION, noun. That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.
DELUSION OF ADEQUACY, noun. (usually plural) The false belief that one is adequate; the belief that one is doing a competent job when one is actually incompetent.
DELUSION OF GRANDEUR, noun. (usually plural) The false belief that one is important or powerful, accompanying certain mental disorders.
DELUSION OF GRANDEUR, noun. (usually plural) Conceitedness or overconfidence.

Dictionary definition

DELUSION, noun. (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary.
DELUSION, noun. A mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea; "he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination".
DELUSION, noun. The act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas.

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca