self-delusion

[ self-di-loo-zhuh n, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf dɪˈlu ʒən, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun

the act or fact of deluding oneself.

Nearby words

  1. self-defeating,
  2. self-defence,
  3. self-defense,
  4. self-deliverance,
  5. self-deluded,
  6. self-denial,
  7. self-denying,
  8. self-deprecating,
  9. self-deprecation,
  10. self-depreciating

Origin of self-delusion

First recorded in 1625–35

Related formsself-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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