fool's paradise
noun Date: 15th century a state of delusory happiness

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  • Fool's paradise — Paradise Par a*dise (p[a^]r [.a]*d[imac]s), n. [OE. & F. paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para deisos park, paradise, fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Gr. peri ) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fool's paradise — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fool's paradise — See: LIVE IN A FOOL S PARADISE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fool's paradise — See: LIVE IN A FOOL S PARADISE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Fool's Paradise — Infobox Film name = Fool s Paradise image size = caption = director = Cecil B. DeMille producer = Cecil B. DeMille writer = Sada Cowan Beulah Marie Dix Leonard Merrick narrator = starring = Dorothy Dalton music = cinematography = Karl Struss… …   Wikipedia

  • fool's paradise — noun A state of happiness due to illusion or false hope. The Devon School record books contained a mistake, a lie, and nobody knew it but Finny and me. A. nbsp;Hopkins Parker was living in a fools paradise, wherever he was. His defeated name… …   Wiktionary

  • fool's paradise — a state of enjoyment based on false beliefs or hopes; a state of illusory happiness. [1425 75; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fool's Paradise (song) — Infobox Single Name = Fools Paradise Artist = Donna Lewis from Album = Now in a Minute Released = 1996 Format = Vinyl 12 Recorded = Genre = Pop, Electronica, House Length = Label = Atlantic Writer = Donna Lewis Producer = Donna Lewis, Kevin… …   Wikipedia

  • live in a fool's paradise — {v. phr.} To deceive oneself; tell oneself unreal stories. * /His information is based on a lot of misunderstanding the poor guy is living in a fool s paradise./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • live in a fool's paradise — {v. phr.} To deceive oneself; tell oneself unreal stories. * /His information is based on a lot of misunderstanding the poor guy is living in a fool s paradise./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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