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Self-conviction
self-correcting
self-corrective
Self-created
self-critical
self-criticism
self-cultivation
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self-dealing
Self-deceit
Self-deceived
Self-deceving
self-declared
self-defeating
self-defence
Self-defense
self-defensive
self-definition
Self-degradation
Self-delation
self-delight
Self-delusion

Self-deception definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SELF-DECEP'TION, n. [supra.] Deception concerning one's self proceeding from one's own mistake.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it [syn: self-deception, self-deceit]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. deceiving oneself esp. concerning one's true feelings etc. Derivatives: self-deceit n. self-deceiver n. self-deceiving adj. self-deceptive adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Self-deception Self`-de*cep"tion, n. Self-deceit.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

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

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Illusion, delusion, hallucination, monomania.

Moby Thesaurus

airy nothing, autism, bamboozlement, befooling, bluffing, bubble, calculated deception, chimera, circumvention, conning, daydream, deceiving, deception, deceptiveness, defrauding, deluded belief, delusion, delusiveness, dereism, dream, dream vision, dreamland, dreamworld, dupery, enmeshment, ensnarement, entanglement, entrapment, fallaciousness, fallacy, false belief, falseness, flimflam, flimflammery, fond illusion, fooling, hallucination, hoodwinking, ignis fatuus, illusion, kidding, mirage, misbelief, misconception, misinterpretation, misunderstanding, outwitting, overreaching, phantasm, pipe dream, putting on, self-deceit, self-delusion, snow job, song and dance, spoofery, spoofing, subterfuge, swindling, trick, trickiness, tricking, trip, vapor, victimization, vision, willful misconception, wishful thinking, wrong impression



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