Definition of Self-deception

1. Noun. A misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it.

Exact synonyms: Self-deceit
Generic synonyms: Misconception



Definition of Self-deception

1. Noun. The act of fooling oneself, of willfully not accepting the obvious. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-deception

self-consistent
self-contained
self-contemplation
self-contempt
self-contradiction
self-contradictory
self-control
self-controlled
self-critical
self-criticism
self-cultivation
self-curing resin
self-deal
self-dealing
self-deceit
self-deception (current term)
self-deceptions
self-defeating
self-defence
self-defense
self-delusion
self-denial
self-denials
self-denying
self-deport
self-deportation
self-deportations
self-deprecating
self-deprecation
self-depreciation

Literary usage of Self-deception

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1. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"The last remark is a strange one, from a man of his sagacity; but it was part of the too- willing self-deception which he practised, to justify him in his ..."

2. Hamlet: An Historical and Comparative Study by Elmer Edgar Stoll (1919)
"It was Shakespeare, not Hamlet, who did this; but in showing that, we have hardly touched upon the problem of Hamlet's self-deception, which is supposed to ..."

3. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"The last remark is a strange one, from a man of his sagacity; but it was part of the too-willing self-deception which he practised, to justify him in his ..."

4. The Book of Were-wolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition by Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)
"... How Produced—Salves—The Story of Lucius—self-deception. WHAT I have related from the chronicles of antiquity, or from the traditional lore of the people ..."

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