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fool's paradise


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A state of delusive contentment or false hope.

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  • n. A state of happiness due to illusion or false hope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a name applied to a limbo (see under Limbo) popularly believed to be the region of vanity and nonsense. Hence, any foolish pleasure or condition of vain self-satistaction.
  • n. See under Fool, and Limbo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an illusory state of wellbeing


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  • 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?

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.


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