What is another word for rationalization?

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[ ɹˌaʃənəla͡ɪzˈe͡ɪʃən], [ ɹˌaʃənəla‍ɪzˈe‍ɪʃən], [ ɹ_ˌa_ʃ_ə_n_ə_l_aɪ_z_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

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The act of justifying one's own actions or beliefs in an effort to make them more palatable or acceptable to oneself. This can be done through a number of means, such as constructing an alternate reality in which one's actions are the norm, focusing on reason instead of emotion, or declaring oneself to be above average in comparison to others. This can lead to increased satisfaction with one's current situation and a decreased desire to change or improve it.

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