subject to self-deception; tending to deceive or fool oneself: a self-deceiving person.
used in deceiving oneself, especially in justifying a false belief, a morally reprehensible act, or the like: a self-deceiving argument.
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How to use self-deceiving in a sentence
Today's loose and lazy conservative talk about "socialism" is self-deceiving and therefore self-sabotaging.
"Then I wash my hands of it all," cried the little self-deceiving caitiff; and he affected to have nothing to do with it.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
A whole sky between such conscious false motions toward self-deceiving and the victory which overcomes the world, even our faith.French Classics | William Cleaver Wilkinson
It is the self-deceiving patriotism, the blind ancestor-worship, of which we are speaking as a phase of modern opinion.New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century | John Morrison
So am I, dead tired: you self-deceiving, self complacent thing.Touch and Go | D. H. Lawrence
It ended, and was understood to end, in self-deceiving words.Darkness and Dawn | Frederic W. Farrar