self-deception

[ self-di-sep-shuhn, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf dɪˈsɛp ʃən, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

the act or fact of deceiving oneself.

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Also called self-de·ceit [self-di-seet, self-]. /ˈsɛlf dɪˈsit, ˌsɛlf-/.

Origin of self-deception

First recorded in 1670–80

OTHER WORDS FROM self-deception

self-de·cep·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-deception

self-deception

self-deceit


noun

the act or an instance of deceiving oneself, esp as to the true nature of one's feelings or motives

Derived forms of self-deception

self-deceptive, adjective
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