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    Mirage and delusion

    Dear teachers...

    Is 'mirage' synonym with 'delusion'?

    I don't think so.

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    Re: Mirage and delusion

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers...

    Is 'mirage' synonym with 'delusion'?

    I don't think so.

    Thanks
    No. Have you looked them up in a dictionary?

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    Re: Mirage and delusion

    delusion:
    The free dictionary:
    1. a. The act or process of deluding.
    b. The state of being deluded.

    2. A false belief or opinion: labored under the delusion that success was at hand.
    3. Psychiatry A false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness: delusions of persecution.

    Cambridge dictionary:
    when someone believes something that is not true


    mirage:
    The free dictionary:
    1. An optical phenomenon that creates the illusion of water, often with inverted reflections of distant objects, and results from distortion of light by alternate layers of hot and cool air. Also called fata morgana.
    2. Something illusory or insubstantial.

    Cambridge dictionary:
    an image, produced by very hot air, of something which seems to be far away but does not really exist
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    In conclusion... they are not very different from each other. Similar, yes, synonyms, I don't think so.

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