self-satisfying

self`-sat′isfying



adj.
effecting satisfaction to oneself.
[1665–75]
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Teamwork is the essential part of any venture, and unless, like King, we recognise that wonderful engineering is not worth a ha'penny until it fulfils a need, we engineers will continue to be viewed as somewhat blinkered beavers living in a self-satisfying and purely technical environment.
With higher speeds comes greater responsibility, something that should be remembered by those drivers who, after passing their test, seem content to join the brigade of "average drivers" who drive around in their own self-satisfying way believing they are good drivers, immune from accidents and above the law.
This self-satisfying offering does not deserve to share the same binding as the finely crafted and truly creative architecture all too infrequently featured in AR January.
Later, especially in conversations with Dorothy Day (he dedicates the book to her and Tillich), again surmising when Day brings him from definitional surfaces to spiritual depth, Coles tells us he came to conclude that, parallel to a scientific and economic materialism, there can be something like a "religious materialism" which describes what happens, all too often, when the search for ultimate meaning stalls at a self-satisfying reassurance that severs the conscience from the call to human solidarity.
er understanding about what it's like to navigate around a famous mountain top with - and against - others who are after the same self-satisfying achievement.
We can be here to tell the students how you follow a patient through a program of rehabilitation and how it's self-satisfying," she said.