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Noun
The act of fooling oneself, of willfully not accepting the obvious
“The first half of the book is an introduction to evolutionary psychology and to theories of deception and self-deception.”
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An attempt to make something that is not the case appear true
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A false idea or belief
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The practice of suggesting thoughts to oneself, as in autohypnosis
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An idiosyncratic belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder
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Belief that wishes become reality
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The action of pretending or imagining that things are better than they really are
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A desire that appears inconceivable
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