Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Self-deception.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Synonym of self-deception.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of deceiving one's self, or the state of being self-deceived; self-deception.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Deception respecting one's self, or which originates from one's own mistake; self-deception.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it

Etymologies

self- +‎ deceit (Wiktionary)

Examples

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