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delusional (dɪˈluːʒ ənəl) 

Definitions

adjective

  1. having or characterized by delusions

delusion (dɪˈluːʒən Pronunciation for delusion

Definitions

noun

  1. a mistaken or misleading opinion, idea, belief, etc   ⇒ he has delusions of grandeur
  2. (psychiatry) a belief held in the face of evidence to the contrary, that is resistant to all reason See also illusion, hallucination
  3. the act of deluding or state of being deluded

Derived Forms

deˈlusional adjective
deˈlusive adjective
deˈlusively adverb
deˈlusiveness noun
delusory (dɪˈluːsərɪ Pronunciation for delusory  adjective

Example Sentences Including 'delusional'

But Geoffrey Rush steals the film as the eponymous tailor, a slippery former convict whose delusional fantasies bring tragic consequences.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
But generally a patient with Parkinson's disease who also has delusional disorder will receive attention and treatment.
British Medical Journal (2002)
Claire's husband (Aidan Quinn) and psychologist (Stephen Rea) pay a hefty price for believing she is merely delusional.
Misc (1999)
I was going through one of my delusional spells," he said.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
I wasn't delusional or depressed, nor did I have any of the other classic symptoms of mental disorder.
Dylan Evans PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)
In my more delusional moments, I like to imagine that one day I will be rich.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
The next day, Gordie was sent to a psychiatric ward at a local hospital, where the shrinks pronounced him delusional and schizophrenic.
Duncan, Robert L The Serpent's Mark
`The thing that characterizes all delusional states is how real they feel.
Stewart, Michael Grace

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