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illusion

noun [C]  us   /ɪˈlu·ʒən/
an idea or belief that is not true, or something that is not what it seems to be: We have no illusions about how difficult the job will be. [+ that clause] I was under the illusion that trains ran frequently on weekends (= I wrongly believed this). They managed to create the illusion of space in a tiny apartment.
illusory
adjective  us   /ɪˈlu·sə·ri, -zə·ri/
Her fears were illusory.
Translations of “illusion”
in Arabic وَهْم…
in Korean 환상…
in Malaysian ilusi…
in French illusion…
in Turkish hayal, hülya, kuruntu…
in Italian illusione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幻覺,幻想, 假像,錯覺…
in Russian иллюзия, обман, впечатление…
in Polish złudzenie, iluzja…
in Vietnamese ảo tưởng…
in Spanish ilusión…
in Portuguese ilusão…
in Thai ภาพหลอน, ภาพมายา, ภาพลวงตา…
in German die Täuschung…
in Catalan il·lusió…
in Japanese 錯覚…
in Indonesian ilusi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幻觉,幻想, 假象,错觉…
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