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delusion

Pronunciación: /dɪˈluːʒən/

Traducción de delusion en español:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (mistaken idea) error (masculine); (vain hope) falsa ilusión (feminine) she clung to the delusion that … se aferraba a la vana ilusión de que … they're laboring under the delusion that they're going to get compensation se creen que los van a indemnizar (y están en un error)
    Example sentences
    • The rise of psychoanalysis did much to validate the contents of mental symptoms, including delusions.
    • In the paranoid form of this disorder, they develop delusions of persecution or personal grandeur.
    • LSD can induce a psychotic state with paranoid delusions that can last for months.
    1.2 [Psychology/Psicología] idea (feminine) delirante he suffers from delusions o the delusion that he is Napoleon se cree Napoleón he has delusions of grandeur tiene delirios de grandeza
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (act of deluding) [formal] engaño (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The rest of us play along, but no one is fooled by this necessary delusion.
    • In short, the evidence points more towards hoaxing and delusion than real discovery.
    • What is deceit or delusion, and what is genuine in this movement?

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