from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Thinking in which what one wishes were the case is believed to be real or likely to become real.
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- noun idiomatic, psychology The
illusionthat what one would likeis actually true.
- noun idiomatic
Decision- makingbased on self- delusion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the illusion that what you wish for is actually true
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