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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 from the web for self-deluded
  • The world of the therapist is a world of the unenlightened self-deluded pseudo-scientist.
  • In short, this approach to talent is an irresistible draw for fakers and the self-deluded.
  • Some of them certainly are, while others probably honestly think they have powers, but are self-deluded.
  • Those psychics are either self-deluded or simply fakes.
British Dictionary definitions for self-deluded

self-delusion

noun
1.
the act or state of deceiving or deluding oneself
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Word Origin and History for self-deluded
adj.

1766, from self- + deluded (see delude).

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