Self-deception definition

sĕlfdĭ-sĕpshən
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The deceiving of oneself as to one's true feelings, motives, circumstances, etc.
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The act of deceiving oneself or the state of being deceived by oneself.
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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.

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The act of fooling oneself, of willfully not accepting the obvious.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
self-deception
Plural:
self-deceptions

Origin of self-deception