- Self deception is defined as the act of lying to yourself or of making yourself believe something that isn't really true.
An example of self deception is someone who convinces herself her boyfriend loves her even though he has told her several times he wants to break up.
self-deception definition by Webster's New World
the deceiving of oneself as to one's true feelings, motives, circumstances, etc.
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- self-deceiving adjective
self-deception definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The act of deceiving oneself or the state of being deceived by oneself.
- selfˌ-de·cepˈtive adjective
- selfˌ-de·cepˈtive·ly adverb