self-delusion

[ self-di-loo-zhuhn, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf dɪˈlu ʒən, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

the act or fact of deluding oneself.

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Origin of self-delusion

First recorded in 1625–35

OTHER WORDS FROM self-delusion

self-de·lud·ed [self-di-loo-did, self-], /ˈsɛlf dɪˈlu dɪd, ˌsɛlf-/, adjectiveself-de·lud·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-delusion

self-delusion

noun

the act or state of deceiving or deluding oneself
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