deluded


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de·lude

 (dĭ-lo͞od′)
tr.v. de·lud·ed, de·lud·ing, de·ludes
1. To cause to hold a false belief; deceive thoroughly: unscrupulous brokers who deluded their clients about the underlying value of the stocks they were touting. See Synonyms at deceive.
2. Obsolete To elude or evade.
3. Obsolete To frustrate the hopes or plans of.

[Middle English deluden, from Latin dēlūdere : dē-, de- + lūdere, to play; see leid- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

de·lud′er n.
de·lud′ing·ly adv.

deluded

(dɪˈluːdɪd)
adj
believing in something that is false
Translations

deluded

[dɪˈluːdɪd] ADJiluso, engañado

deluded

[dɪˈluːdɪd] adj (= misguided) → bercé(e) d'illusions

deluded

adjvoller Illusionen; poor deluded girlarme Irre

deluded

[dɪˈluːdɪd] adjilluso/a
References in classic literature ?
Now a bag of remarkable clothespins, next, a wonderful nutmeg grater which fell to pieces at the first trial, a knife cleaner that spoiled all the knives, or a sweeper that picked the nap neatly off the carpet and left the dirt, labor-saving soap that took the skin off one's hands, infallible cements which stuck firmly to nothing but the fingers of the deluded buyer, and every kind of tinware, from a toy savings bank for odd pennies, to a wonderful boiler which would wash articles in its own steam with every prospect of exploding in the process.
His awakened imagination, deluded by the deceptive light, converted each waving bush, or the fragment of some fallen tree, into human forms, and twenty times he fancied he could distinguish the horrid visages of his lurking foes, peering from their hiding places, in never ceasing watchfulness of the movements of his party.
All the joy went out of tramping as soon as a man could not keep warm in the hay; and, like many thousands of others, he deluded himself with the hope that by coming early he could avoid the rush.
I'll teach thee to impose on a good-hearted, deluded father.
I am trying to recover my spirits -- I am trying to forget the poor deluded girl who was foolish enough to be fond of Frank in the old days at Combe-Raven.
begin to break her, like a poor caged bird, and wear her deluded life away, in teaching her to sing YOUR notes?
And it said this with such an accent of HUMAN sorrow that I ought then and there to have suspected and begun to believe that I was the victim of my deluded senses.
Many, indeed, were deceived and deluded, but the great majority of the people reasoned and decided judiciously; and happy they are in reflecting that they did so.
Sometimes the thought deluded him that he saw those hard immovable rays softening, vibrating, living, and he cried out,--
I and a brother banker have obtained a grant of a railway, the only industrial enterprise which in these days promises to make good the fabulous prospects that Law once held out to the eternally deluded Parisians, in the fantastic Mississippi scheme.
So they did now; but, unfortunately, the ministers and wise men were more deluded than the illiterate people.
Thus life was worn away in the vain search for an unearthly treasure, till at length the deluded one went up the mountain, still sanguine as in youth, but returned no more.