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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
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