Definition of delude in English:

delude

Line breaks: de¦lude
Pronunciation: /dɪˈl(j)uːd
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

deludedly

adverb
More example sentences
  • They are condemned, and they deludedly believe that they are commanded, to spread the contagion and to visit hell upon the unrighteous.
  • And having read the deludedly self-important and crass drivel which prompted it, I thought I'd add my voice to the others who agree with you.
  • Maybe a small part of me did blame her for the divorce, had deludedly believed that Dad would come back.

deluder

noun
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  • Yet when Tartuffe is scuppered by his all-too-real lust for Elmire, we see the deluder deluded.
  • Twain discovered that pointing out just how ludicrous are the affectations of the fakers - both the deluders and the self-deluded - can often show just how empty are their claims.
  • The General Court called for every town to establish a grammar school in order to thwart ‘one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from knowledge of Scriptures…’

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin deludere 'to mock', from de- (with pejorative force) + ludere 'to play'.

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