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Meaning & Definition of Illusion in English

English

Illusion

/ɪluʒən/

noun

1. An erroneous mental representation

    synonym:
  • illusion
  • ,
  • semblance

2. Something many people believe that is false

  • "They have the illusion that i am very wealthy"
    synonym:
  • illusion
  • ,
  • fantasy
  • ,
  • phantasy
  • ,
  • fancy

3. The act of deluding

  • Deception by creating illusory ideas
    synonym:
  • delusion
  • ,
  • illusion
  • ,
  • head game

4. An illusory feat

  • Considered magical by naive observers
    synonym:
  • magic trick
  • ,
  • conjuring trick
  • ,
  • trick
  • ,
  • magic
  • ,
  • legerdemain
  • ,
  • conjuration
  • ,
  • thaumaturgy
  • ,
  • illusion
  • ,
  • deception

Examples of using

If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasure of illusion.
Elections are the biggest illusion of freedom.
The real reminiscences seemed to be an illusion while the false ones were so convincing that could replace the reality.