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n. [supra.] Deception concerning one's self proceeding from one's own mistake. n
1: a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it [syn: self-deception, self-deceit] n. deceiving oneself esp. concerning one's true feelings etc.
Derivatives: self-deceit n. self-deceiver n. self-deceiving adj. self-deceptive adj. Self-deception Self`-de*cep"tion, n. Self-deceit.
Self-deception involves allowing yourself to believe something about yourself that is not true, because the truth is more unpleasant. Human beings have an infinite capacity for self-deception. self-delusion =
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