self-deception

[ self-di-sep-shuh n, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-deception

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The more pleasant a self-deception, the less I choose to submit to it.'

Let there be no false glamour, no disguise, no self-deception.

That a very great proportion of this has been self-deception must be admitted.

What ambition, what self-deception, what pride and conceit filled the world!

Nothing is more pathetic in human nature than its faculty of self-deception.

They grind among the iron facts of life, And have no time for self-deception.

The rare value of Machiavelli is just this lack of self-deception.

But to guard against this self-deception should be the end and object of all our efforts.

That self-deception was as near as Josephine ever came to triumph.

And even greater than this ingenuity at reprisals is its capacity for self-deception.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, from self- + deception.

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