holding an erroneous opinion of oneself, one's own effort, or the like.
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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How to use self-deceived in a sentence
Let the brickwork of ignorance be thrown down, and let not spiritual sunshine be shut out from the self-deceived heart.The Haunted Room | A. L. O. E.
Although self-deceived as to the true nature of his discoveries, he yet well deserved all the honors that have crowned his memory.The Story of American History | Albert F. Blaisdell
But greater than her interest in this new personality was her anger at having been deceived—self-deceived.The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig | David Graham Phillips
But, be not self-deceived; that is the first rule in knocking about over the world.The Wonders of Pompeii | Marc Monnier
Or was he only a subconscious Pharisee, self-deceived and complacent?The Quickening | Francis Lynde