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Delusion or mental illness shared by two people in close association.‘a classic case of folie à deux’count noun ‘she entered a folie à deux with her therapist’
- ‘As noted above, we could uncover no causative or precipitating emotional or other factors for this folie à deux dissociative disorder.’
- ‘They each reinforce each others insanity - in psychology this is called a folie à deux or a shared madness.’
- ‘The strange dance of recrimination, regret, and new intimacy between these two make Bergman's late-period folies à deux look arid and academic in contrast.’
- ‘Addicts of flaming folies à deux will be pleased to learn that this season is providing a promisingly thorny set of variations on the theme of really tough love.’
French, literally ‘shared madness’.
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