1‘the male delusion that attractive young women are harbouring romantic thoughts about them’
misapprehension, mistaken impression, false impression, mistaken belief, misconception, misunderstanding, mistake, error, misinterpretation, misconstruction, misbelief
fallacy, illusion, figment of the imagination, fantasy, chimera
fool's paradise, self-deception
2‘a web of delusion’
deception, misleading, deluding, fooling, tricking, trickery, duping
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.