delusion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word delusion

(noun) (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
Synonyms : psychotic belief

(noun) a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
Synonyms : hallucination
Example Sentence
  • he has delusions of competence
  • his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination

(noun) the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
Synonyms : head game , illusion

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for delusion

sounds like illusion which is nothing but false belief
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by shaamcs

try to remember just 1 word..delude; delude = deceive delusion = result of getting deceived (false beliefs) delusive=deceitful
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by jay_gandhi

When you have a delusion, you usually have many illusions and therefore false beliefs and hallucinations.
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by nic42991

similar to that of an ILLUSION..
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by extrovert

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