delusion

Part of speech: noun

The act of deluding; belief of what does not exist; deception.

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Usage examples "delusion":

  1. This set me thinking about the extent of his madness, or to speak more mildly and more correctly, of his delusion. - "The Queen of Hearts", Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009.
  2. The poor man is under a strong mental delusion, he cannot act in the least; however, we shall see what he will do with " Venice Preserved." - "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.
  3. Unless he is living under the power of some strong delusion, he knows that he is not worthy of regard. - "The True Citizen, How To Become One", W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B..