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[self-di-seevd, self-]
  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.
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Origin of self-deceived

First recorded in 1665–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of self-deceived

  • 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.