English version

self-deception

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishself-deceptionˌself-deˈception noun [uncountable]  WRONG/INCORRECTwhen you make yourself believe that something is true when it is not
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self-deceptionI guess the whole thing is the biggest self-deception there is.What we call self-deception in others often proves liberating in our-selves!But for every self-deception there is a moment when reality bites.Perhaps he was engaging in self-deception to block out the troubling facts.Was it self-deception or did she really feel warm to his touch?But the political and ideological pressures that foster this particular kind of self-deception are stronger than I can remember.But Anne Edwards was not given to self-deception and she knew what she was feeling.
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