self-delusion

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self-delusion

n
the act or state of deceiving or deluding oneself
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self-delusion

[ˌselfdɪˈluːʒən] Nautoengaño m
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is raised, and some long mistake, some complicated edifice of self-delusion, over- confidence, and wrong reasoning is brought down in a fatal shock, and the heart-searing experience of your ship's keel scraping and scrunching over, say, a coral reef.
Apply the contemptible system of self-delusion which my confession has revealed, to that holiday arrangement for a tour in the north which has astonished and annoyed you.
What she compelled herself to believe -- what, finally, she reasoned upon as her motive for continuing a resident of New England -- was half a truth, and half a self-delusion.
She could only resolve to avoid such self-delusion in future, and think with heightened gratitude of the extraordinary blessing of having one such truly sympathising friend as Lady Russell.
Suppose we turn from outside estimates of a man, to wonder, with keener interest, what is the report of his own consciousness about his doings or capacity: with what hindrances he is carrying on his daily labors; what fading of hopes, or what deeper fixity of self-delusion the years are marking off within him; and with what spirit he wrestles against universal pressure, which will one day be too heavy for him, and bring his heart to its final pause.
Ultimate success depended solely on the revolutionary self-delusion which credited Razumov with a mysterious complicity in the Haldin affair.
Conducting readings of Notes From the Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Possessed, and The Brothers Karamazov by Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881), Cicovacki (philosophy, College of the Holy Cross) identifies what he argues to be a consistent, but overlooked, theme of transgression and redemption; an ultimately optimistic affirmation of the meaning of life that is articulated without denying the reality of evil, accepting self-delusions about suffering having meaning, giving in to resignation or despair, or basing the affirmation on mere animal instinct for preservation.
This country's denial of the rationalist economic model has brought forth astonishing self-delusions.
Jeff Clarke's new English language version sets the piece as a modern burlesque of dodgy characters, exposing the lies, greed, self-delusions and sexual ambitions that most of humanity is prone to.
Even the propagandists, who never tire of their romantic self-delusions, would have a job spinning that depressing sight as anything other than the waste which is so of ten the Olympics' call-sign.
If I have to choose between hearing the truth or maintaining the comfort of my self-delusions, truth will have to make a mighty good case for me to entertain its cause.
Weaver's review in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution read: "Disgraced ex-reporter for Times spews out bad prose, self-delusions.