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Allowing oneself to believe that a false or unvalidated feeling, idea, or situation is true.‘I prefer my cynicism to your self-deceiving optimism’
- ‘These patients are willing to have their initial, often self-deceiving explanations challenged and to allow the subtext of their destructive act to be interpreted to them.’
- ‘They were revealed to have been passive, mediocre, fearful, hateful, deceitful, and self-deceiving.’
- ‘Science is always under siege by charlatans, and theories of gravity are among the most attractive to con artists and self-deceiving megalomaniacs.’
- ‘I remembered all the useless, self-deceiving and sometimes dangerous devices I used in my attempts to stop.’
- ‘That isn't an unrealistic or grandiose, self-deceiving thought.’
- ‘This might be the most melancholy and self-deceiving song I've ever heard and I adored it when I was a teenager.’
- ‘They both realize that when people are at their lowest, any action, no matter how dire or self-deceiving, can appear logical.’
- ‘I try to see through people who are deceiving or who are self-deceiving.’
- ‘Rational discussion of such possibilities is not helped by the habitual blurting out of allegations against an incumbent government in deliberate or self-deceiving service to partisan loyalties.’
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