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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.
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self-satisfied

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



adj.
feeling or showing self-satisfaction.
[1725–35]
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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"
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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.
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Translations

self-satisfied

[ˌselfˈsætɪsfaɪd] ADJsatisfecho de sí mismo
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self-satisfied

[ˌsɛlfˈsætɪsfaɪd] adjsoddisfatto/a di sé
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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
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And very successful he was, too, self-satisfiedly seeing himself as in the direct Dissenting line of the Reverend George Gilfillan (1813-1878), pontificating weekly in the persona of Claudius Clear on the merits and demerits of the latest wares on the book market, serving up nourishing bowls of thick Kailyard soup sentimentality, as surely behoved one who was the friend and biographer of Ian MacLaren, the perpetrator of the best-selling novel Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush.
But from their early buddy buddy double act to the self-satisfiedly smug Tuzman having his lifelong friend escorted from the building, the fall guy for the foul ups, it's a riveting study of how greed and ambition can erase any personal relationships, a sobering fable of the American dream at the dawn of global recession.