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delusion

Pronunciation: de-lu'zhun

Definition: A false belief or wrong judgment, sometimes associated with hallucinations, held with conviction despite evidence to the contrary.

[L. de-ludo, pp. -lusus, to play false, deceive, fr. ludo, to play]

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