Definition of Delusions

1. Noun. (plural of delusion) ¹



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Definition of Delusions

1. delusion [n] - See also: delusion

Medical Definition of Delusions

1. A false belief regarding the self or persons or objects outside the self that persists despite the facts, and is not considered tenable by one's associates. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delusions

deluging
delundung
delusion
delusion of control
delusion of grandeur
delusion of negation
delusion of persecution
delusion of reference
delusional
delusional parasitosis
delusional powers or abilities
delusionally
delusionary
delusions (current term)
delusions of grandeur
delusions of persecution
delusive
delusively
delusiveness
delusivenesses
delusory
deluster
delustered
delustering
delusters
delustre
deluxe
delvauxite

Literary usage of Delusions

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1. The Unsound Mind and the Law: A Presentation of Forensic Psychiatry by George W. Jacoby (1918)
"delusions Almost every psychosis has certain definite characteristic delusions. Consequently the value of such delusions for differential diagnosis is ..."

2. Popular Science Monthly (1914)
"On the other hand, certain of these delusions are fixed. They persist for long periods of ... One may also consider the delusions from another standpoint. ..."

3. Law of Wills, Executors and Administrators by James Schouler (1915)
"But what we call delusions afford a very capricious standard; and certainly capricious in their legal relations, as concerns testamentary capacity. ..."

4. Lessons in elementary physiology by Thomas Henry Huxley (1881)
"The delusions of the judgment, produced not by abnormal conditions of the body, but by unusual or artificial combinations of sensations, or by suggestions ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"delusions have been recognized as such at all periods of history, and in fact it is this symptom which has given rise to the popular idea of crazyness and ..."

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