- the act or fact of deceiving oneself.
Origin of self-deception
Examples from the Web for self-deceit
Historical Examples of self-deceit
Their poor shifts at self-deceit are painfully familiar to us.By the Christmas Fire
Samuel McChord Crothers
And this strict scrutiny is no where more necessary, because there is no where more room for the operation of self-deceit.
Hers was the solidest woman's heart I have ever met, and with it what facility in self-deceit.A Night in the Luxembourg
Remy De Gourmont
There was no refuge in ascetic resolve, in the self-deceit of spiritual enthusiasm.Demos
But Lady Pelham had had sixty years practice in self-deceit.Self-control
- the act or an instance of deceiving oneself, esp as to the true nature of one's feelings or motives