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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
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.
I do agree with the writer that nowadays the so-called intellectuals advocating Arab nationalism are living in a fool's paradise.
26 SHORT STORYA Fool's Paradise by Anna-Lou Weatherley.
Responding to queries raised by opposition leader, Sharjeel Innam Memon said every party holds rights to form alliances and those who think that PPP amy be defeated in senate elections are living in fool's paradise.
Anybody who thinks they can subjugate us through use of force, he is living in a fool's paradise," Sabzwari uttered.
The editorial further stated that if Congress feels that it can drag Modi into legal tangles by complaining to the EC about his marital issue, then the party is living in a fool's paradise.
The West, and in particular Europe, has been living in a fool's paradise since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Espousing resistance to the Indian " occupation", Salahuddin said those believing in dialogue process were living in a fool's paradise.