from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Self-deception.
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- 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
What if you must give up kneeling at the altar of self-deceit or self-deprecation and learn to accept and love yourself?
Lightning Rods explores the way in which one man's self-deceit can continuously expand into an increasingly baroque and towering edifice.
Sometimes an unreliable narrator reveals more about a subject than one who fearlessly confronts it, by showing us the very human qualities of self-deceit and idealism. on 04 Mar 2010 at 8: 25 pm Juliet
Private life in Tehran as in Beijing is not nearly so corrupted by hypocrisy and self-deceit.
She is cold, lucid, almost vitreous in her ability to cut through deceit or, worse yet, self-deceit.
Institutions, like the people who staff them, have a remarkable ability to wrap themselves in self-deceit.
Its a form of self-deceit that is as old as mankind.
Really, we are under rulership, and there is a long history of self-deceit in our country about who has control and what money can buy.
The idea of such ebullient self-deceit is like a kick in the gut.
The Western vision, based on self-deceit, is extremely dangerous; the Russian vision of politics is far more realistic.