delude oneself

delude oneself
index err, misconceive, misunderstand

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  • delude — /dəˈlud / (say duh loohd), / ˈljud/ (say lyoohd) verb (t) (deluded, deluding) 1. to mislead the mind or judgement of; deceive. –phrase 2. delude oneself, to refuse to acknowledge the truth about oneself. {Latin dēlūdere play false} –deluder, noun …  

  • misconceive — I verb be deceived, be misguided, be misinformed, be misled, be mistaken, blunder, deceive oneself, delude oneself, distort the meaning, err, estimate incorrectly, fail to understand, fall into error, guess wrong, interpret incorrectly, labor… …   Law dictionary

  • dream — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. vision, reverie, fantasy, fancy; daydream, chimera, nightmare; delusion, hallucination. See imagination, insubstantiality. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Mental pictures] Syn. nightmare, apparition,… …   English dictionary for students

  • have — [c]/hæv / (say hav) verb (present singular 1 have, 2 have or, Archaic, hast has or, Archaic, hath, plural have …  

  • err — / er, ər/ vi: to make an error the court err ed in denying the motion Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. err …   Law dictionary

  • misunderstand — I verb be confused, be ignorant, be in the wrong, be misguided, be misled, be mistaken, blunder, commit an error, confuse, delude oneself, distort, err, fail to understand, fall into error, jumble, labor under a misapprehension, lack information …   Law dictionary

  • bullshit — /ˈbʊlʃɪt / (say boolshit) Colloquial (taboo) –noun 1. an account, explanation, creative fantasy, etc., which is fabricated or contrived either to delude oneself or to deceive others. 2. nonsense. –verb (bullshitted, bullshitting) –verb (t) 3. to… …  

  • flatter — 1 compliment unduly; overpraise, esp. for gain or advantage. 2 (usu. refl.; usu. foll. by that + clause) please, congratulate, or delude (oneself etc.) (I flatter myself that I can sing). 3 a (of a colour, a style, etc.) make (a person)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Error — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Error >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 error error fallacy Sgm: N 1 misconception misconception misapprehension misstanding misunderstanding Sgm: N 1 inexactness inexactness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 laxity …   English dictionary for students

  • Christianity — /kris chee an i tee/, n., pl. Christianities. 1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. 2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; …   Universalium

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