Definition of confabulation in English:


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See confabulate

‘After long confabulations, the tribal elders told him that only the old people would act in his movie.’
  • ‘The story that she couldn't remember appears to be a complete Pentagon confabulation in order to cover up the phoniness of the whole operation.’
  • ‘He claims it was after confabulation with the Pope.’
  • ‘A responsible therapist has a duty to help a patient sort out delusion from reality, dreams and confabulations from truth, and real abuse from imagined abuse.’
  • ‘To skeptical critics this is warning sign: the memories are confabulations suggested by prodding, suggestive therapy.’



/kənˌfabyəˈlāSH(ə)n/ /kənˌfæbjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/