[ self-di-see-ving, self- ]

  1. subject to self-deception; tending to deceive or fool oneself: a self-deceiving person.

  2. used in deceiving oneself, especially in justifying a false belief, a morally reprehensible act, or the like: a self-deceiving argument.

Origin of self-deceiving

First recorded in 1605–15

Words Nearby self-deceiving Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use self-deceiving in a sentence

  • It ended, and was understood to end, in self-deceiving words.

    Darkness and Dawn | Frederic W. Farrar