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Definition of "self-deceiving" [self-deceiving]

  • Given to or believing or fancying mistaken notions about oneself. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "self-deceiving" in a sentence
  • "To suppose that the draft solves the “disconnect” created by a volunteer military is self-deceiving."
  • "But it is not a narrative that would have gone anywhere without an exceptionally willing, auto-enabling and self-deceiving audience, looking for the lawyerly, professional equivalent of a little prescription drug fix, Adderall and Cialis, combined."
  • "So one can find, if one likes, the lawyers of the pro bono Guantanamo bar to be alternately deluded, hypocritical, self-indulgent, fatuous, self-interested, self-deceiving, and morally preening — while still endorsing the objective value of legal representation."