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self-deceived

[self-di-seevd, self-]
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adjective
  1. holding an erroneous opinion of oneself, one's own effort, or the like.
  2. being mistaken, forming an erroneous judgment, etc., in one's own mind, as from careless or wishful thinking: If you thought my friendship was love, you were self-deceived.

Origin of self-deceived

First recorded in 1665–75
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Examples from the Web for self-deceived

Historical Examples

  • That girl is honest; she may be self-deceived, but her sufferings are real.

    The Tyranny of the Dark

    Hamlin Garland

  • To say he is self-deceived is neither to compliment him nor Christianity.

  • In many things he was intolerable, in some he was wrong and self-deceived.

    Royal Edinburgh

    Margaret Oliphant

  • Then, self-deceived, they talk about a "wave," or "epidemic" of it.

  • Why, you now insinuate that we are self-deceived, and are deceiving others.