self-deluding

adjective

self-de·​lud·​ing ˌself-di-ˈlü-diŋ How to pronounce self-deluding (audio)
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: deluding or serving to delude oneself especially concerning one's true nature, abilities, feelings, etc.
Anyone who claims the ability to sort out the intricacies of a marriage, even their own, is self-deluding.Fred Dickey
his self-deluding arrogance

Examples of self-deluding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of them eventually ran afoul of their Dear Leader, just like the self-deluding Seneca in Schwentke’s movie. Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-deluding was in 1631

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“Self-deluding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-deluding. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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