- subject to self-deception; tending to deceive or fool oneself: a self-deceiving person.
- used in deceiving oneself, especially in justifying a false belief, a morally reprehensible act, or the like: a self-deceiving argument.
Origin of self-deceiving
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for self-deceiving
Today's loose and lazy conservative talk about "socialism" is self-deceiving and therefore self-sabotaging.David's Book Club: What Are Liberals Thinking?
July 13, 2012
But all this desire for the eternally "static" is superficial and self-deceiving.The Complex Vision
John Cowper Powys
So am I, dead tired: you self-deceiving, self complacent thing.Touch and Go
D. H. Lawrence
It ended, and was understood to end, in self-deceiving words.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar
No tickets-of-leave to let the hypocritical or self-deceiving ones loose upon the world.
Fly from this scene where crime and its delusions still cling round your brain and your self-deceiving heart.