Delusion vs Deluded - What's the difference?

delusion | deluded |


As a noun delusion

is a false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.

As an adjective deluded is

being affected by delusions.

As a verb deluded is

(delude).

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delusion

Noun

(en noun)
  • A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
  • The state of being deluded or misled.
  • That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1960 , author=William L. Shirer , title=The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany , page=835 , publisher=Simon & Schuster , location=New York , isbn=0-671-72869-5 , id=LCCN 81101072 , passage=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.}} (Webster 1913)

    Derived terms

    * delusion of grandeur

    Anagrams

    * unsoiled

    deluded

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Being affected by delusions.
  • He was deluded to think that she cared in the slightest.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (delude)