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 ?
And you felt self-satisfied with the result of your ardent labours?
Seated not far from the front window, with his back to the light, she saw a frail, flaxen-haired, self-satisfied little man, clothed in a fair white dressing-gown many sizes too large for him, with a nosegay of violets drawn neatly through the button-hole over his breast.
A formidable warrior, his thin and severe features retained the soldier's fierceness of expression; an ascetic bigot, they were no less marked by the emaciation of abstinence, and the spiritual pride of the self-satisfied devotee.
A flash of gayety lighted Suzanne's gray eyes as she heard these words; but the self-satisfied du Bousquier saw nothing.
I could see from the old fellow's self-satisfied air and the way in which he looked round for the approval of his cronies that he was "showing off," so I put in a word to keep him going.
To see him so self-satisfied reconciles me with myself.
Very nearly," replied Planchet, with a self-satisfied air.
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.
To a certain extent that is true," assented the Frenchman with a self-satisfied air.
He had the superficial kindness of a good-humoured, self-satisfied nature, that fears no rivalry, and has encountered no contrarieties.
It had a strangely self-satisfied aspect, and seemed to say, "Come look at me
Challenger, like a glad father in the presence of his first-born, stood smiling and stroking his beard, in silent, self-satisfied content as he gazed at the creation of his brain.