self-de|cep|tion

self-de|cep|tion «SEHLF dih SEHP shuhn», noun.
the act or fact of deceiving oneself; self-delusion; self-deceit.

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  • self-con|cep|tion — «SEHLF kuhn SEHP shuhn», noun. conception of oneself; view of oneself: »An individual s self conception often differs from the conception others have of him …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-per|cep|tion — «SEHLF puhr SEHP shuhn», noun. perception of or by oneself …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-de·cep·tion — /ˌsɛlfdıˈsɛpʃən/ noun, pl tions [count, noncount] : the act of making yourself believe something that is not true He was unaware of his own self deceptions …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-per·cep·tion — /ˌsɛlfpɚˈsɛpʃən/ noun, pl tions [count, noncount] : the idea that you have about the kind of person you are People s self perceptions are often very different from the way other people perceive them …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-de|vo|tion — «SEHLF dih VOH shuhn», noun. = self sacrifice. (Cf. ↑self sacrifice) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-in|struc|tion|al — «SEHLF ihn STRUHK shuh nuhl», adjective. of or for self instruction: »A teaching machine is a self instructional device …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-in|struc|tion — «SEHLF ihn STRUHK shuhn», noun. self education; self schooling …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-de|vo|tion|al — «SEHLF dih VOH shuh nuhl», adjective. characterized by self devotion …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-di|rec|tion — «SEHLF duh REHK shuhn, dy », noun. control or management of oneself; self guidance …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-ig|ni|tion — «SEHLF ihg NIHSH uhn», noun. the act or process of self igniting …   Useful english dictionary


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