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The action or practice of allowing oneself to believe that a false or unvalidated feeling, idea, or situation is true.‘Jane remarked on men's capacity for self-deception’
make-believe, act, putting on an act, acting, dissembling, shamming, sham, faking, feigning, simulation, falsification, dissimulation, invention, imagination, self-deception, play-acting, posturing, posture, posing, pose, cant, attitudinizingView synonyms
- ‘Such a pattern of self-deception is extremely troubling in anyone.’
- ‘I think that his mind is capable of almost infinite self-deception.’
- ‘In a situation with widespread deception and self-deception, it is difficult to make the proper judgments.’
- ‘The first half of the book is an introduction to evolutionary psychology and to theories of deception and self-deception.’
- ‘Her soliloquy is a masterpiece of self-deception.’
- ‘The world of selling is a particular haven of deception, and self-deception is the most priceless asset of all.’
- ‘This is an experienced fact and cannot, without dishonesty or self-deception, be denied.’
- ‘There is no question of self-deception or hypocrisy here.’
- ‘Their most enduring lesson, of course, is in the art of lying and self-deception.’
- ‘It doesn't make him one whit less sharp at ferreting out deception, including self-deception.’
- ‘We just deal with the reality, and banish self-deception.’
- ‘Why is there a philosophical problem about self-deception?’
- ‘Huey, excited by Robert's ideas on deceit and self-deception, was eager for the three of us to get together.’
- ‘Ignorance, self-deception and false consciousness are not taken care of by any techniques of reconciliation.’
- ‘Later, after she makes her complaint, she sees her complaint for what it is - layers of self-deception and sin.’
- ‘The printed word is no match for intransigence and self-deception, however, so the papers keep stacking up as the crisis deepens.’
- ‘To get within reach of this plea, it follows that self-deception is almost always integral to the act of lying.’
- ‘This is wishful thinking pursued to the point of deception and self-deception.’
- ‘I think that self-deception is, in a wealthy society, the main way that people overcome scarcity.’
- ‘They're lost in a tangle of their own enthusiasm and self-deception.’
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