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.

Definition of self-delusion in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunty
Pronunciation: ˈdʒɔːnti
adjective
having a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner...