fool's paradise

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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — A fool s paradise is a false sense of happiness or success …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fool's paradise — noun singular a situation in which someone is happy because they are ignoring a problem or do not realize that it exists …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fool's paradise — ► NOUN ▪ a state of happiness based on not knowing about or ignoring potential trouble …   English terms dictionary

  • fool's paradise — n. a state of deceptive happiness, based on illusions or delusions …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — N SING: a N (disapproval) If you say that someone is living in a fool s paradise, you are criticizing them because they are not aware that their present happy situation is likely to change and get worse. in a fool s paradise of false… …   English dictionary

  • fool's\ paradise — See: live in a fool s paradise …   Словарь американских идиом

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