Deluded vs Mistaken - What's the difference?

deluded | mistaken |


As adjectives the difference between deluded and mistaken

is that deluded is being affected by delusions while mistaken is erroneous.

As verbs the difference between deluded and mistaken

is that deluded is (delude) while mistaken is .

deluded

English

Adjective

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

    Verb

    (head)
  • (delude)
  • mistaken

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • I'm frequently mistaken for my brother.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Erroneous.
  • This is a clear case of mistaken identity.
  • Having an incorrect belief.
  • I think you must be mistaken .
    He admitted he was mistaken about the budget numbers.

    Usage notes

    * The phrase (and variations) is used to indicate that one is uncertain about something one has said. * Nouns to which (term) is often applied: identity, belief, notion, view, assumption, impression, idea, thinking, identification, diagnosis, interpretation, person, opinion, conclusion, judgment, conception, perception, theory, reading, concept.

    Derived terms

    * mistaken identity