self-de·​lud·​ing ˌself-di-ˈlü-diŋ How to pronounce self-deluding (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-deluding was in 1631

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“Self-deluding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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