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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A false impression or belief.

Usage examples (28)
  • The great obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
  • The great illusion is the illusion of the pacifist.
  • They have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • A special word is necessary at this point regarding the term illusion, as it is used here and elsewhere. for more
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  • These words sound the same but have different meanings. An allusion is an indirect reference. An elusion is a deception or clever evasion. Elution is a word used in chemistry that means to remove by dissolving. An illusion is a false or unrealistic impres
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