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self-delusion

[self-di-loo-zhuh n, self-]
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noun
  1. the act or fact of deluding oneself.

Origin of self-delusion

First recorded in 1625–35
Related formsself-de·lud·ed [self-di-loo-did, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈlu dɪd, ˌsɛlf-/, adjectiveself-de·lud·ing, adjective
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self-delusion

noun
  1. the act or state of deceiving or deluding oneself
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Word Origin and History for self-deluded

adj.

1766, from self- + deluded (see delude).

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