fool's paradise


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fool's paradise

n.
A state of delusive contentment or false hope.

fool's paradise

n
illusory happiness

fool's′ par′adise


n.
a state of illusory happiness.
[1425–75]
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Noun1.fool's paradise - an illusory state of wellbeing
eudaemonia, eudaimonia, upbeat, wellbeing, well-being, welfare - a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
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The book is written throughout on the verge of realism, with divinations and conjectures across its border, and with lapses into the fool's paradise of romanticism, and an apparent content with its inanity and impossibility.
They attended bull-fights and horseraces; forgot all the purposes of their expedition; squandered away, freely, the property that did not belong to them; and, in a word, revelled in a perfect fool's paradise.
He recovered himself as quickly as possible, and realized that he had been living in a fool's paradise so far as the condition of his companion was concerned.
Whether is it better, I ask, to be a slave in a fool's paradise at Marseilles--fevered with delusive bliss one hour- -suffocating with the bitterest tears of remorse and shame the next- -or to be a village-schoolmistress, free and honest, in a breezy mountain nook in the healthy heart of England?
Ah, my friend, as one whose actions have a traceable relation to reason, you cannot know the fool's paradise in which I lived.
It would cause infinite misery and bring about most awful disturbances in this rather mediocre, but still idealistic fool's paradise in which each of us lives his own little life--the unit in the great sum of existence.
The end of corrupt and incompetent politicians is well nigh,' he said and added that all those planning to rig general election with the help of returning officers were living in a fool's paradise.
Zardari said that those who are talking about ending of People's Party are living in the fool's paradise.
KARACHI -- Criticising the separatists, Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said the people demanding independence of Balochistan live in a fool's paradise.
PESHAWAR -- Adviser to Prime Minister and Provincial President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Engineer Ameer Muqam has said that the new year would bring good news regarding PML-N's victory under the premiership of Shahbaz Sharif while those who are dreaming for power were living in fool's paradise.
MULTAN -- Former prime minister and PPP stalwart Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Thursday that those who thought the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was dead lived in a fool's paradise.
Muslims who think that any western power would take some concrete measure to rein in Israel are living in a fool's paradise.