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self-deception

[self-di-sep-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈsɛp ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
the act or fact of deceiving oneself.
Also called self-deceit
[self-di-seet, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈsit, ˌsɛlf-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
Related forms
self-deceptive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for selfdeception

self-deception

noun
1.
the act or an instance of deceiving oneself, esp as to the true nature of one's feelings or motives
Derived Forms
self-deceptive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for selfdeception

self-deception

n.

1670s, from self- + deception.

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