Definition of delusion in English:


Line breaks: de¦lu|sion
Pronunciation: /dɪˈl(j)uːʒ(ə)n



delusions of grandeur

A false impression of one’s own importance.
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  • The purpose of that story was to demonstrate that a well-known and well-respected public figure was actually nothing more than a mindless hack with delusions of grandeur.
  • It is a pleasingly post-modern twist which Cervantes himself would have enjoyed, having written a book about absurd follies, delusions of grandeur and the deficit between fiction and reality.
  • The patient entertains delusions of grandeur.



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  • Nor are such experiences delusional or hallucinatory in a psychiatric sense.
  • I know this may seem a lot to read into a casual glance, but I'm either very good at doing this, or else I'm slightly delusional.
  • If they don't think their health care plan isn't going to be an issue, they're delusional.


late Middle English (in the sense 'act of deluding or of being deluded'): from late Latin delusio(n-), from the verb deludere (see delude).

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