This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Delusion synonyms
dĭ-lo͝o'zhən
Sorting by
Votes
(Philos.) A mental impression of a real person or thing
1
0
  1. (Philos.) A mental impression of a real person or thing
  2. A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost
  3. Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or an apparition.
The imaginary object apparently seen, heard, etc.
0
0
  1. The imaginary object apparently seen, heard, etc.
  2. Perception of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory experiences without an external stimulus and with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a mental disorder or as a response to a drug.
  3. The apparent perception of sights, sounds, etc. that are not actually present: it may occur in certain mental disorders
A romantic liking or interest:
0
0
  1. A romantic liking or interest:
  2. An inclination, liking, or fondness, often transient
  3. (Rare) Critical taste or judgment in art, dress, etc.
A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding:
0
0
  1. A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding:
  2. A mistaken belief, a wrong idea
The act of deceiving oneself or the state of being deceived by oneself.
0
0
  1. The act of deceiving oneself or the state of being deceived by oneself.
  2. The act of fooling oneself, of willfully not accepting the obvious.
  3. The deceiving of oneself as to one's true feelings, motives, circumstances, etc.
(--- Logic) An argument which does not conform to the rules of logic, esp. one that appears to be sound
0
0
  1. (--- Logic) An argument which does not conform to the rules of logic, esp. one that appears to be sound
  2. Incorrectness of reasoning or belief; erroneousness.
  3. An error in reasoning; flaw or defect in argument
A false or mistaken idea.
0
0
  1. A false or mistaken idea.
  2. The apparent perception of sights, sounds, etc. that are not actually present: it may occur in certain mental disorders
  3. Perception of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory experiences without an external stimulus and with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a mental disorder or as a response to a drug.
A deceptive hope, goal, or influence; delusion
0
0
  1. A deceptive hope, goal, or influence; delusion
  2. A light seen at night moving over swamps or marshy places, believed to be caused by the combustion of gases arising from decaying organic matter
  3. Something that misleads or deludes; an illusion.
An erroneous perception of reality:
0
0
  1. An erroneous perception of reality:
  2. Something that is erroneously perceived or construed:
  3. The misleading image resulting in such a false impression
Something that falsely appears to be real
0
0
  1. Something that falsely appears to be real
  2. An image formed under certain atmospheric conditions, in which objects appear to be reflected or displaced or in which nonexistent objects seem to appear. For example, the difference in the index of refraction between a low layer of very hot air and a higher level of cold air can cause light rays, travelling down from an object (such as the sky or a cloud) and passing through ever warmer air, to be refracted back up again. An observer viewing these light rays perceives them coming up off the ground, and thus sees the inverted image of the object, which appears lower than the object really is. In this way the sky itself can be reflected, resulting in the mirage of a distant lake.
  3. (Figuratively) An illusion.
An illusory mental image.
0
0
  1. An illusory mental image.
  2. (Philos.) A mental impression of a real person or thing
  3. Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or an apparition.
Alternative form of phantasm.
0
0
Alternative spelling of will o' the wisp.
0
0
  1. Alternative spelling of will o' the wisp.
  2. (Idiomatic, British folklore) A strange light that attracts travellers from pathways into dangerous marshes or graveyards.
  3. Any hope or goal that leads one on but is impossible to reach
Find another word for delusion. In this page you can discover 19 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for delusion, like: phantasm, hallucination, fancy, misconception, misapprehension, self-deception, fallacy, illusion, error, mistake and illusion.