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American English: /dəˈluʒən/
British English: /dɪˈluːʒ(ə)n/

Translation of delusion in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (mistaken idea)
    (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)
    idea (feminine) delirante
    he suffers from delusions or the delusion that he is Napoleon
    se cree Napoleón
    he has delusions of grandeur
    tiene delirios de grandeza
  • 2 uncountable (act of deluding) [formal]
    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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