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- A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
- The state of being deluded or misled, or process of deluding somebody.
- It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
- That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.
- 1960, William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, New York: Simon & Schuster, →ISBN, LCCN 81101072, page 835:
- Hess, always a muddled man though not so doltish as Rosenberg, flew on his own to Britain under the delusion that he could arrange a peace settlement.
- A fixed, false belief, that will not change, despite evidence to the contrary.
act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind
state of being deluded or misled
that which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief
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