- 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.
Origin of self-deceived
First recorded in 1665–75
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Examples from the Web for self-deceived
That girl is honest; she may be self-deceived, but her sufferings are real.The Tyranny of the Dark
To say he is self-deceived is neither to compliment him nor Christianity.Natural Law in the Spiritual World
In many things he was intolerable, in some he was wrong and self-deceived.Royal Edinburgh
Then, self-deceived, they talk about a "wave," or "epidemic" of it.The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays
Why, you now insinuate that we are self-deceived, and are deceiving others.The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. I (of 2)