self-satisfied


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self-sat·is·fac·tion

(sĕlf′săt′ĭs-făk′shən)
n.
Smug or complacent satisfaction with oneself or with one's accomplishments.

self′-sat′is·fied′ (-fīd′) adj.

self-satisfied

adj
having or showing a complacent satisfaction with oneself, one's own actions, behaviour, etc
ˌself-ˌsatisˈfaction n

self′-sat′isfied



adj.
feeling or showing self-satisfaction.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-satisfied - marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction; "a smug glow of self-congratulation"
content, contented - satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are; "a contented smile"
2.self-satisfied - contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions; "he had become complacent after years of success"; "his self-satisfied dignity"
content, contented - satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are; "a contented smile"

self-satisfied

adjective smug, complacent, proud of yourself, well-pleased, puffed up, self-congratulatory, flushed with success, pleased with yourself, like a cat that has swallowed the canary, too big for your boots or breeches You're so bloody self-satisfied.
Translations

self-satisfied

[ˌselfˈsætɪsfaɪd] ADJsatisfecho de sí mismo

self-satisfied

[ˌsɛlfˈsætɪsfaɪd] adjsoddisfatto/a di sé

self-satisfied

(selfˈsӕtisfaid) adjective
too easily pleased with oneself and one's achievements. `Our house is the cleanest in the row,' she said in her self-satisfied way.
ˈself-ˌsatisˈfaction (-ˈfӕkʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
He was a very stupid and very self-satisfied and very healthy and very well-washed man, and nothing else.
Passion for power: which, however, mounteth alluringly even to the pure and lonesome, and up to self-satisfied elevations, glowing like a love that painteth purple felicities alluringly on earthly heavens.
His features were like his sister's, but while in her case everything was lit up by a joyous, self-satisfied, youthful, and constant smile of animation, and by the wonderful classic beauty of her figure, his face on the contrary was dulled by imbecility and a constant expression of sullen self-confidence, while his body was thin and weak.
Sherlock Holmes chuckled to himself, and appeared to be about to make some remark, when Lestrade, who had been in the front room while we were holding this conversation in the hall, reappeared upon the scene, rubbing his hands in a pompous and self-satisfied manner.
Very nearly," replied Planchet, with a self-satisfied air.
Though he had suffered so much from the ridicule of his friends, Dirk Stroeve, eager for praise and naively self-satisfied, could never resist displaying his work.
The same pride of family that had, by its self-satisfied indolence, conduced to aid their fail, now became a principle to stimulate them to endeavor to rise again.
I trusted you, as an honest man, downstairs, and I find you, like a thief, up here," returned the doctor, with a self-satisfied smile at the neatness of his own retort.
To a certain extent that is true," assented the Frenchman with a self-satisfied air.
His sharp, shameless black eyes watched the girl's face absently; his gross lips curled upwards in a sardonic and self-satisfied smile.
He looked tired and worn, but there was the same complacent repose upon his features that they always wore: and through dirt, and beard, and whisker, there still shone, unimpaired, the self-satisfied smirk of flash Toby Crackit.
Otter, meek, mediocre, and self-satisfied, wore an air of importance.