self-de·​lud·​ed ˌself-di-ˈlü-dəd How to pronounce self-deluded (audio)
: deluded by oneself or having deluded beliefs concerning oneself
I believe in second chances and people changing. I also believe in not being naive and self-deluded. Emily Yoffe
There is only one reason to reject an accomplished singer in favour of a self-deluded no-hoper: because the comedic public humiliation of the worst applicants makes good television. Neil McCormick
also : characteristic of one who is self-deluded
self-deluded beliefs

Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-deluded was in 1642

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Cite this Entry

“Self-deluded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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