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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 o 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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