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Syllabification: self-de·cep·tion

Definition of self-deception in English:


The action or practice of allowing oneself to believe that a false or unvalidated feeling, idea, or situation is true: Jane remarked on men’s capacity for self-deception
More example sentences
  • Huey, excited by Robert's ideas on deceit and self-deception, was eager for the three of us to get together.
  • Ignorance, self-deception and false consciousness are not taken care of by any techniques of reconciliation.
  • In a situation with widespread deception and self-deception, it is difficult to make the proper judgments.



Example sentences
  • Perhaps you think baring your soul so poetically will make you irresistible, but to me it sounds condescending and self-deceptive.
  • They wanted, remaining self-deceptive to their core, to hear that love was all they needed - over and over again.
  • As the press has withered, the government, already existing in a self-referential and self-deceptive universe, was deprived of the ability to learn of danger from its own policies and thus make course corrections.

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