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.
Travelling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.
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.
"It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool's paradise! I suppose you don't believe that you have a rival in that quarter?"
In a world of interests and personal advantages, expecting someone to take your side in trying times, while compromising their personal gains, is nothing more than living in a fool's paradise. The world's response to the recent Indian atrocities in Kashmir is limited to hollow discourses.
Senator Sirajul Haq said those who expected that the US or any western country would come forward to support the besieged people of Indian Occupied Kashmir were living in fool's paradise.
Senator Siraj said those who expected that the US or any western country would come forward to support the besieged people of Indian Occupied Kashmir were living in fool's paradise. Modi lied to the world when he along with US president stated that Pakistan and India would solve their problems bilaterally, he said, adding New Delhi wanted its hegemony in the region which Pakistan would never accept.
In an interview with a Canadian-American media outlet, Vice News, he said that India is living in fool's paradise if they are feelinga that they will improve the situation with revoking the special status of Kashmir.