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[self-kuh n-tent, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈtɛnt, ˌsɛlf-/
satisfaction with oneself; self-complacency.
content with oneself; self-satisfied.
Also, self-contentment (for def 1)
Origin of self-content
First recorded in 1645-55
Related forms
self-contentedly, adverb
self-contentedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Hearty," that is what they are; it is the good side of their self-content.

  • And yet I envy them for what they do not know, for what they do not see, for their self-content.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • With what an air of self-content the beautiful city parades her riches!

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • In his own selfish way he loved his father, and he shared in his pride and self-content.

    The Cathedral Sir Hugh Walpole
  • The discovery of any serious fault in one of them would be a sore wound to his vanity, a destruction of his self-content.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • From some cause the machinery of his self-content had possibly got out of gear; anyhow no answer came ready.

    There and Back George MacDonald
  • But these Frenchmen are so self-content and superficial, one never knows how they will take up anything.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald Edward FitzGerald
  • These mixed feelings ruffled the bright surface of her self-content, inflated as it was by her increasing social success.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
  • There was, to tell the truth, even a slight shade of self-content and approbation upon his handsome countenance.

    The Perpetual Curate Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • "In a quiet way," replied she, with a smile of self-content, so lovely as a smile that no one would have minded its frank egotism.

    The Grain Of Dust David Graham Phillips

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