Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Deceived by one's own illusions or errors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Deceived or misled respecting one's self by one's own mistake or error.

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Examples

  • Especially when a character is as self-involved, not to mention self-deceived, as Maximilien Aue, the true-believing Nazi SS officer who narrates his war experiences in The Kindly Ones, any critical commentary must acknowledge that "meaning" or "theme" (and even at times "style") are conditioned by the limits of the narrator's perspective.

    December 2009

  • But if our shared culture doesn't have the eyes to see what they see and know what they know, such men and women usually end up being perceived as irrational, self-deceived, and deluded -- as representatives of the false.

    Andrew Z. Cohen: Daring to Bear Witness: The Challenge of Being a Spiritual Teacher

  • Especially when a character is as self-involved, not to mention self-deceived, as Maximilien Aue, the true-believing Nazi SS officer who narrates his war experiences in The Kindly Ones, any critical commentary must acknowledge that "meaning" or "theme" (and even at times "style") are conditioned by the limits of the narrator's perspective.

    Point of View in Fiction

  • Especially when a character is as self-involved, not to mention self-deceived, as Maximilien Aue, the true-believing Nazi SS officer who narrates his war experiences in The Kindly Ones, any critical commentary must acknowledge that "meaning" or "theme" (and even at times "style") are conditioned by the limits of the narrator's perspective.

    Translated Texts

  • But if our shared culture doesn't have the eyes to see what they see and know what they know, such men and women usually end up being perceived as irrational, self-deceived, and deluded -- as representatives of the false.

    Andrew Z. Cohen: Daring to Bear Witness: The Challenge of Being a Spiritual Teacher

  • But if our shared culture doesn't have the eyes to see what they see and know what they know, such men and women usually end up being perceived as irrational, self-deceived, and deluded -- as representatives of the false.

    Andrew Z. Cohen: Daring to Bear Witness: The Challenge of Being a Spiritual Teacher

  • Should we continue to be susceptible to the con, to a large extent self-deceived by our own greed, and to continue to support business, community and church leaders, politicians and others who play the game of giving us subterfuge aimed to manipulate, then we can only expect more of the same.

    Arizona governor bucks senator's request over immigration law

  • Especially when a character is as self-involved, not to mention self-deceived, as Maximilien Aue, the true-believing Nazi SS officer who narrates his war experiences in The Kindly Ones, any critical commentary must acknowledge that "meaning" or "theme" (and even at times "style") are conditioned by the limits of the narrator's perspective.

    Furies

  • But if our shared culture doesn't have the eyes to see what they see and know what they know, such men and women usually end up being perceived as irrational, self-deceived, and deluded -- as representatives of the false.

    Andrew Z. Cohen: Daring to Bear Witness: The Challenge of Being a Spiritual Teacher

  • But Freedman's lazy scientists are Schulz's self-deceived strivers.

    Why we get things so wrong: Books by Kathryn Schulz and David H. Freedman

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