false belief

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Noun1.false belief - a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
pseudoscience - an activity resembling science but based on fallacious assumptions
misconception - an incorrect conception
logical fallacy - a fallacy in logical argumentation
pathetic fallacy - the fallacy of attributing human feelings to inanimate objects; `the friendly sun' is an example of the pathetic fallacy
sophism, sophistry, sophistication - a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
paralogism - an unintentionally invalid argument
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'Because you'll stick it up over your chimney-piece, and delude your visitors into the false belief that a gentleman has been to see you, Sir,' replied Mr.
I suspect that you have some false belief in the virtues of misery, and want to make your life a martyrdom." Will had gone further than he intended, and checked himself.
The fear in anxiety disorders is actually based on a false belief (eg, if I get on the plane, it will crash, and I will die).
But she still denied making a false claim and said she was innocent as she had not lied and had a false belief "clear in my head".
'While the Service debunks this false belief, it warns that any person or group that further engages him or his representatives/associates does so at their own peril.
This disorder is marked by a patient's fixed false belief that they are infested with insects, worms, or other pathogens.
class="MsoNormalThe statement added that China is using the false belief that the horns hold medicinal value, something that is yet to be proved.
But this false belief may be the reason why only 37 per cent of Brits plan to be vaccinated against the virus this year.
"Too many people operate under the false belief that marijuana or opioids don't impair their ability to drive, or even that these drugs make them safer drivers," GHSA executive director Jonathan Adkins said in a statement.
Maybe a better term than 'superstition' for the stock market would be 'false belief,' and this can cost you money.
Self-deception (or lying to yourself) is simply a motivated false belief. False beliefs can satisfy important psychological needs of the individual (e.g., confidence in ones' abilities).
This false belief causes the most damage to the church because abusive leaders are being replaced, only to abuse again.