Cognitive-dissonance Definition

noun
The confused mental condition that results from holding incongruous, often mutually contradictory, beliefs simultaneously.
Webster's New World

(psychology) A conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistencies between one's beliefs and one's actions or other beliefs.

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Noun

Singular:
cognitive-dissonance
Plural:
cognitive-dissonances
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