self-deception

French translation: auto-mythification

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English term or phrase:self deception
French translation:auto-mythification

05:16 Jan 25, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: self-deception
A psychiatrist asking:what is she suffering from?

-self-deception

I can't find the proper term, if there is one. (There must be!)

Thanks
Ana uk
auto-mythification*
Explanation:
OU mensonge sur soi-même OU mensonge à soi-même

ET, on trouve - HÉLAS - self-deception dans les textes français...

*auto-mythification et mensonge à soi-même ne sont pas toujours synonyme, mais le premier est souvent le moteur du second. À VOIR, selon votre contexte.
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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 19:48
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Thank you to all of you. I had tried "elle se fait des illusionsm elle se ment etc" but needed something "professional" so this is perfect (it's for a script). Thanks very much
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Summary of answers provided
naauto-mythification*
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
naChimères - Utopie
sylver
naSlef-deception
Guylaine Vidal
naaveuglement, refus de la réalité, qui se fait des illusions
Albert Golub


  

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9 mins
aveuglement, refus de la réalité, qui se fait des illusions


Explanation:
robert and collins gives this definition, somebody who doesn't want to face reality, who prefers to remain blind (aveugle in french) or irréaliste
i'm french


Albert Golub
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40 mins
Slef-deception


Explanation:
In most of visited pages about psychoanalysis in french, they speak about "self-deception" and then specify "duperie de soi-même".
I would keep the original term.
Some addresses in Ariadna.com

http://www.chez.com/sociol/socio/socionouv/probsoim_elster.h...



    Reference: http://www.pierrehenri.castel.free.fr/publications.htm
    Reference: http://ccr.jussieu.fr/risc/publi_Seine.htm
Guylaine Vidal
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1 hr
Chimères - Utopie


Explanation:
"self-deceiving.Ignoring truth, refusing to recognize truth, usually because to do so would be painfull..."
"cherishing self indulgent beliefs..."
With the context you provide, both definitions could apply. If this is part of a novel, I would recomend either
"chimère" or "utopie". Depending on the general context, "idealisme" could also be a solution


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sylver
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3 hrs
auto-mythification*


Explanation:
OU mensonge sur soi-même OU mensonge à soi-même

ET, on trouve - HÉLAS - self-deception dans les textes français...

*auto-mythification et mensonge à soi-même ne sont pas toujours synonyme, mais le premier est souvent le moteur du second. À VOIR, selon votre contexte.


Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 19:48
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 497
Grading comment
Thank you to all of you. I had tried "elle se fait des illusionsm elle se ment etc" but needed something "professional" so this is perfect (it's for a script). Thanks very much
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