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Politicians or pundits can distort or cherry-pick climate science any way they want to try and gain temporary influence with the public. But any serious industrialist who's facing 'climate exposure' - as it's now called by money managers - cannot afford to engage in that sort of self-delusion.
Clive Thompson

Meaning of "self-delusion" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-DELUSION

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-DELUSION

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Self-Delusion is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SELF-DELUSION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of self-delusion in the English dictionary

The definition of self-delusion in the dictionary is the act or state of deceiving or deluding oneself.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-DELUSION

self-deceit
self-deception
self-deceptive
self-declared
self-defeating
self-defence
self-defense
self-defensive
self-denial
self-denying
self-denyingly
self-deprecating
self-deprecatingly
self-deprecatory
self-depreciating
self-destruct
self-destruction
self-destructive
self-determination
self-determined

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-DELUSION

allusion
blood transfusion
collusion
commission
conclusion
confusion
delusion
diffusion
exclusion
extrusion
fusion
illusion
in conclusion
inclusion
infusion
intrusion
occlusion
perfusion
seclusion
suffusion
transfusion

Synonyms and antonyms of self-delusion in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «self-delusion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-DELUSION

Find out the translation of self-delusion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-delusion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «self-delusion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自我欺骗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autoengaño
570 millions of speakers

English

self-delusion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्म भ्रम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خداع الذات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самообман
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

auto-ilusão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ব-বিভ্রম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

auto-illusion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesilapan diri sendiri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Selbsttäuschung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自己妄想
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자기 망상
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Maling dhewe
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

sự ảo tưởng
80 millions of speakers

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மனப்பிறழ்வானது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वत: ची भ्रांती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kendi kendine kuruntu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

auto- illusione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samozłudzeniu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самообман
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

auto- amăgire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυταπάτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self- misleiding
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

självbedrägeri
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvbedrag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-delusion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DELUSION»

The term «self-delusion» is regularly used and occupies the 76.525 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DELUSION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about self-delusion

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2 QUOTES WITH «SELF-DELUSION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word self-delusion.
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Terry Gross
I learned that I never really know the true story of my guests' lives, that I have to content myself with knowing that when I'm interviewing somebody, I'm getting a combination of fact and truth and self-mythology and self-delusion and selective memory and faulty memory.
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Clive Thompson
Politicians or pundits can distort or cherry-pick climate science any way they want to try and gain temporary influence with the public. But any serious industrialist who's facing 'climate exposure' - as it's now called by money managers - cannot afford to engage in that sort of self-delusion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-DELUSION»

Discover the use of self-delusion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-delusion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Why I Believe in God: Atheism: A Self-Delusion
Despite this evidence, skeptics, declaring themselves monists, materialists, and atheists, thrive. In Why I Believe in God: Atheism: A Self-Delusion, author João de Deus Brasil tells how he fell into such a mindset during his adolescence.
Joao De Deus Brasil, 2012
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While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and ...
An exploration from two respected historians of the fascinating similarities between Britain's military policy between the world wars and contemporary American military policy reveals telling weaknesses in the current defense preparations ...
Donald Kagan, Frederick W. Kagan, 2001
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Deceit and Self-Deception: Fooling Yourself the Better to ...
In this foundational book, Robert Trivers seeks to answer one of the most provocative and consequential questions to face humanity: why do we lie to ourselves?
Robert Trivers, 2011
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The Undergrowth of Science: Delusion, Self-Deception, and ...
Walter Gratzer's themes in the stories he relates in this book are collective delusion and human folly.
Walter Gratzer, 2001
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Human Manipulation - A Handbook
50.1 Definition: Self-delusion involves convincing oneself of a truth (or lack of truth), without regard to a rational, objective evaluation of the facts. "Humans tend to see what they want to see" is a statement which defines the phenomenon very  ...
Malcolm Coxall, Guy Caswell, 2013
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Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment
Vanity is "the foundation of the most ridiculous and contemptible vices" (III.2.4) and arises from an "illusion of the imagination" (III.2.4); Smith also refers to this as "self- delusion" (III.4.6,4). Moral blindness is thus a major theme in Smith's vivid ...
Charles L. Griswold, 1999
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Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy
The volume will appeal to students and scholars interested in Nietzsche's philosophy, Buddhist thought and in the metaphysical, existential and ethical issues that emerge with the demise of theism.
Antoine Panaïoti, 2013
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Twenty Observations on a World in Turmoil
A first self-delusion — it might be called the self-delusion of the globalized world — is expressed in the statement: 'No one can do politics against the markets.' Joschka Fischer's dictum was emblematic of the self-image of the political class ...
Ulrich Beck, 2013
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Battle for the Soul
It is important to point out here that blatant rebellion serves as the springboard for all self-delusion. Adam was not deluded about his actions, but when God confronted him, his self-delusion started. Self-delusion is nothing more than justifying ...
Rayola Kelley, 2002
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A Pack of Lies: Towards a Sociology of Lying
(Trivers 1985:395) This characterization of the notion of self-delusion, as we would term it rather than self-deception, clearly applies more appropriately to the Pentagon policy makers than to the anguished women studied by Werth and ...
John Arundel Barnes, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELF-DELUSION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-delusion is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cricket is also about smashing self-delusion
DECEPTION is crucial to success in cricket. Bowlers are attempting some form of trickery all the time, even when it's only line and length they're after. There is ... «BDlive, Jul 15»
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Kathy Sheridan: Rebellion in the Greek DNA, with some self-delusion
Last Sunday night, I had a flashback to a disco on a Greek island in the early 1980s. A young Greek with a wide smile and three words of English. The words ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Miriam Lord: McCreevy part of a bubble - of self-delusion
Charlie McCreevy didn't give evidence to the banking inquiry. Instead, he held forth, at considerable length, about his own brilliance. It was a stunning ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Iran appeasement relies on self-delusion
The State Department briefer might consider a “no comment” on all things Iran. With each new press conference, there is reason to fear the sort of deal that is in ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
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Progressives' dangerous self-delusion: Why SCOTUS gutting …
A couple of new polls this morning allegedly augur political danger for the Republican Party should the Supreme Court side with plaintiffs in King v. Burwell and ... «Salon, Jun 15»
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Self-delusion will sink Sepp Blatter
Self-delusion will sink Sepp Blatter just as it sank Dick Fuld. Andrew Hill. Share. Print; Clip; Gift Article. Comments. Self-belief is vital for leaders but Lehman, ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
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The Left's Self-Conception and Self-Delusion
In my most recent New York Times column, I argued that the Democratic Party has moved to the left compared to where it was during the Clinton presidency. «Commentary Magazine, Jun 15»
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Another example of John Kerry's self-delusion?
My colleague Glenn Kessler recently did a masterful, four-Pinocchio takedown of Secretary of State John Kerry's entirely false claim that “Al Gore, Tim Wirth, and ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»
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Nails the man, but leaves you nostalgic
"Chutzpah and self-delusion," summarises Schlender. But later he's impressed by Pixar's Emeryville studio, also designed under Jobs' direction, down to the ... «The Register, Mar 15»
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Obama's Terror Summit: An Exercise in Hypocrisy, Falsification and …
All of the hypocrisy, deceit and self-delusion on display at this week's summit could not mask the fact that the policies pursued by Washington over more than a ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Feb 15»

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