Medical Dictionary

cognitive dissonance

noun

Definition of COGNITIVE DISSONANCE

:  psychological conflict resulting from simultaneously held incongruous beliefs and attitudes (as a fondness for smoking and a belief that it is harmful)
March 31, 2015
refluent Hear it
Flowing back
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears