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Origin of self-delusion
OTHER WORDS FROM self-delusionself-de·lud·ed [self-di-loo-did, self-], /ˈsɛlf dɪˈlu dɪd, ˌsɛlf-/, adjectiveself-de·lud·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for self-delusion
It would be self-delusion of the first order to assume health reform won't be a central issue in 2014.
Campaigns can often be breeding grounds for confidence bordering on self-delusion.Team Obama’s Election Day Anxiety: Fear of a Big White Vote|James Warren|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But his remarkable combination of grandiosity, self-delusion, and brazen, utter, shameless chutzpah keeps him coming back.Paul Begala: Newt's Shameless Chutzpah Saves Him in Fox Debate|Paul Begala|December 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Self-delusion is a beautiful thing, but bravado is even better.
Second, people in positions of great authority are, and perhaps must be, capable of enormously high levels of self-delusion.
The subject of the moral reflections at the end is self-delusion in the particular form of sophisticated vanity.Aesop Dress'd|Bernard Mandeville
The parable of the prodigal son and his return occurred to him, but he at once rejected the idea as a bit of self-delusion.A Family of Noblemen|Mikhal Saltykov
If it was only a self-delusion, an hallucination, he told himself that he would be content.The Octopus|Frank Norris
In such a case it is impossible to premise to what clouds of self-delusion an imaginative man will not rise.Essays sthetical|George Calvert
What wonder that the history of Medicine should be to so great an extent a record of self-delusion!A Mortal Antipathy|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.