- 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-deceiving adjective
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- selfˌ-de·cepˈtive adjective
- selfˌ-de·cepˈtive·ly adverb