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


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.

Origin of self-deceiving

First recorded in 1605–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of self-deceiving

  • But all this desire for the eternally "static" is superficial and self-deceiving.

    The Complex Vision

    John Cowper Powys

  • 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

  • No tickets-of-leave to let the hypocritical or self-deceiving ones loose upon the world.

  • Fly from this scene where crime and its delusions still cling round your brain and your self-deceiving heart.