from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of deceiving oneself or the state of being deceived by oneself.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of fooling oneself, of willfully not accepting the obvious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Self-deceit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Deception concerning one's self; also, the act of deceiving one's self.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it
self- + deception (Wiktionary)