[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.
[self-di-see-ving, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈsi vɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. subject to self-deception; tending to deceive or fool oneself: a self-deceiving person. 2. used in deceiving oneself, especially in justifying a false belief, a morally reprehensible act, or the like: a self-deceiving argument.
[self-di-sep-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈsɛp ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the act or fact of deceiving oneself. self-deception noun 1. the act or an instance of deceiving oneself, esp as to the true nature of one’s feelings or motives
adjective 1. wholly committed to something, as to an ideal, political cause, or personal goal: a dedicated artist. 2. set apart or reserved for a specific use or purpose: We don’t need a computer but a dedicated word processor. 3. (of machine parts, electrical components, hardware, etc.) made or designed to interconnect exclusively with one […]
noun 1. the act of dedicating. 2. the state of being dedicated: Her dedication to medicine was so great that she had time for little else. 3. a formal, printed inscription in a book, piece of music, etc., dedicating it to a person, cause, or the like. 4. a personal, handwritten inscription in or on […]