[self-di-seevd, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈsivd, ˌsɛlf-/
holding an erroneous opinion of oneself, one’s own effort, or the like.
being mistaken, forming an erroneous judgment, etc., in one’s own mind, as from careless or wishful thinking:
If you thought my friendship was love, you were self-deceived.


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