The father of a most respectable family, comprising Enthusiasm, Affection, Self-denial, Faith, Hope, Charity and many other goodly sons and daughters. All hail, Delusion! Were it not for thee The world turned topsy-turvy we should see; For Vice, respectable with cleanly fancies, Would fly abandoned Virtue's gross advances. Mumfrey Mappel
That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.
False ideas not shared by others, i.e. attributing the wrong identity to an individual.
ignorance of our true Buddha Nature; belief in a permanent self/ego.
False beliefs characteristic of some forms of psychotic disorder. They often take the form of delusions of grandeur or delusions of persecution. See also hallucination, illusion, paranoid schizophrenia.
Systematized false beliefs, often of grandeur or persecution.
a persistent belief that continues despite evidence that it is false.
A belief that is resistant to reason or contrary to actual fact. Common delusions include delusions of persecution, delusions about one's importance (sometimes called delusions of grandeur), or delusions of being controlled by others.
An obviously erroneous idea that is firmly believed, regardless of its absurdity or challenge by logical argument.
A fixed belief unrelated to a youth's cultural and educational background, improbable in nature, and not influenced or changed by reason or contrary experience. Categorized as a thought disorder.
A belief that is held strongly, even in the face of evidence that it is false.
(psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea; "he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination"
a belief not based on fact
a belief that cannot be questioned
a belief that is clearly false and that indicates an abnormality in the affected person's content of thought
a false judgment , usually affecting the real concerns of life
a false opinion about a matter of fact, which need not necessarily involve, though it often does involve, false perceptions of sensible things
a fixed-belief maintained despite contrary evidence You only accept your pre-concieved notions of the world
a fixed, idiosyncratic belief, unusual in the culture to which the person belongs
an unshakable belief in something untrue
a persistent belief that something is true when there is no evidence suggesting that this is the case
a strange idea or belief that is rather unshakeable even if contradicted by others
a strong belief held on insufficient grounds
A story based on an inaccurate belief. It usually involves details noticed in everyday life that have been exaggerated or misunderstood. Delusions are not intentionally told as lies and often behaviors are based on this belief.
Is a strongly held belief in something that does not exist, a strange thought process.
1. The ability to fool oneself_as no one else could. 2. In the active alcoholic, the belief that he or she does not have a drinking problem, despite abundant evidence to the contrary. 3. In the recovering alcoholic, the belief that one day he or she can return to "normal" drinking. 4. The belief that facts are not facts, and real is "not real," despite all evidence to the contrary.
Belief held despite evidence it is not true.
is an illogical or incorrect belief which is out of keeping with an individual’s cultural context, intelligence and social background and which is held with unshakeable conviction even in the face of evidence that it is false. Delusion is a symptom of many mental illnesses.
a persistent false belief that is strongly held despite clear evidence that the belief is actually false. There are many different types of delusions, depending on what the delusion is about. An example would be a person's belief that the FBI was following him/her to put him/her in jail. This is called a delusion of persecution because the person believes he/she is being persecuted against. Delusion comes from the Latin word "deludo" meaning "to play false."
A false belief persistently held despite indisputable and obvious proof to the contrary. The belief id not one ordinarily accepted by other members of the person's culture. Examples are delusions of grandeur or of persecution.
false, fixed, idiosyncratic belief, not substantiated by sensory or objective evidence
Irrational belief that cannot be altered by rational argument. In mental illness it is often a false belief that the person is persecuted by others, or is a victim of physical disease.
A false belief based on an incorrect inference about external reality and firmly sustained despite clear evidence to the contrary. The belief is not part of a cultural tradition such as an article of religious faith. Among the more frequently reported delusions are the following
a fixed belief unrelated to the ones background. There can be many subgroups of delusion bizarre delusion â€“ an absurd belief (being controlled by the dead) somatic delusion â€“ false belief involving the body delusion of grandeur â€“ beliefs of self importance delusion of persecution â€“ belief that one is being persecuted delusion of reference â€“belief that others behaviours effects oneself delusion of control â€“ being controlled by others paranoid delusion â€“ being suspicious delusion of nihilism â€“ believing the world does not exist
A fixed false belief without basis in fact.
is a false belief that a person maintains in spite of evidence that proves it untrue.
a false belief, seen most often in psychosis (for example schizophrenia); [*] a false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that sustained despite what almost everyone else believes and despite what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary. [DSM-IV
a false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what almost everybody else believes and despite what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary. The belief is not one ordinarily accepted by other members of the person's culture or subculture (e.g. it is not an article of religious faith).
A belief that is held even though evidence proves that it cannot be true.
A false personal belief that is not subject to reason or contradictory evidence and is not explained by a person's usual cultural and religious concepts (so that, for example, it is not an article of faith). A delusion may be firmly maintained in the face of incontrovertible evidence that it is false. Delusions are a frequent feature of schizophrenia.
A false belief based on an incorrect view of reality. There are different types of delusions which are categorized according to the content.
A false idea that is firmly believed and strongly maintained in spite of contradictory proof or evidence.
A fixed belief that has no basis in reality, is not affected by rational argument or evidence to the contrary. People experiencing delusions are often convinced they are a famous person, are being persecuted, or are capable of extraordinary accomplishments.
False ideas about oneself or one's life
a false belief based on incorrect knowledge about reality (e.g. world view developed during childhood)
A false belief a person will not give up even when presented with evidence of its falsehood.
Unchanged thinking despite evidence to the contrary.
Worsening in mental functions affecting conception of reality.
(de-lu-zhun): A fixed belief that has no basis in reality and is not affected by rational argument or evidence to the contrary. People experiencing delusions are often convinced they being persecuted by others and are said to be "paranoid."
A false idea typically originating from a misinterpretation but firmly believed and strongly maintained in spite of contradictory proof or evidence.
A false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what almost everyone else believes and despite what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary. See also: Treatment
A false belief propelled by mania or depression. Manic delusions tend to involve grandiosity and/or religiousity, e.g. you are a prophet, the smartest wo/man in existence, or God. Depression delusions are often paranoid, e.g. you are being followed by the FBI, having your brain tapped by aliens, etc. Note that sometimes the FBI is following you, particularly if you are an active pacifist in the time of war.
A delusion is commonly defined as a fixed false belief and is used in everyday language to describe a belief that is either false, fanciful or derived from deception. In psychiatry, the definition is necessarily more precise and implies that the belief is pathological (the result of an illness or illness process).