delusion
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delusion(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mistaken idea)
a. el engaño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When she declined the invitation, he realized their mutual love of horror films was merely a delusion.Cuando ella declinó la invitación, se dio cuenta de que su amor mutuo por las películas de terror era un mero engaño.
b. el error
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The thought that he would pass the exam without studying was nothing more than a delusion.Pensar que aprobaría el examen sin estudiar solo fue un error.
c. la ilusión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She was under the delusion that turkey bacon was vegetarian.Tenía la ilusión de que el tocino de pavo era vegetariano.
2. (psychology)
a. la idea delirante
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Unfortunately, the bipolar patient suffered from paranoid delusions.Lamentablemente, el paciente bipolar sufría de ideas delirantes paranoides.
b. el delirio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our boss seems to suffer from delusions of grandeur, because he isn't as knowledgeable as he claims.Parece que nuestro jefe tiene delirios de grandeza porque no es tan culto como dice.
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delusion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la engaño m, ilusión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to be under a delusionestar engañado(a)
delusions of grandeurdelirios de grandeza
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delusion [dɪˈluːʒən]
noun
(false impression) engaño (m); error (m); (hope) ilusión (f); (Psychology and Psychiatry) delirio (m)
delusions of grandeur delirios (m) de grandeza; to labour under a delusion abrigar una falsa ilusión; she's labouring under the delusion that she's going to get the job abriga la falsa ilusión de que va a conseguir el puesto; se engaña pensando que va a conseguir el puesto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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