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self-delusion

[self-di-loo-zhuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈlu ʒən, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
the act or fact of deluding oneself.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35
Related forms
self-deluded
[self-di-loo-did, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈlu dɪd, ˌsɛlf-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
self-deluding, adjective
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Examples for self-delusion
  • What had made the scam surprising was the shocking mediocrity of the pictures and the almost willful self-delusion of the buyers.
  • To pretend otherwise would be the depth of self-delusion.
  • No amount of self-delusion to encourage settlement will suffice to change that reality.
British Dictionary definitions for self-delusion

self-delusion

noun
1.
the act or state of deceiving or deluding oneself
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