Definition of self-delusion in English:

self-delusion

Syllabification: self-de·lu·sion

noun

  • The action of deluding oneself; failure to recognize reality: he retreats into a world of fantasy and self-delusion
    More example sentences
    • Negotiations are the heroin of Westerners addicted to self-delusion.
    • When anybody calls their bluff and punctures this self-delusion, they can only cope by insulting and vilifying their critics.
    • My theory is that many chiefs are victims of self-delusion, their own double-speak.

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