[self-kuh n-tent, self-]
- satisfaction with oneself; self-complacency.
- content with oneself; self-satisfied.
Also self-con·tent·ment (for def 1).
Origin of self-content
First recorded in 1645–55
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Examples from the Web for self-content
"Hearty," that is what they are; it is the good side of their self-content.Irish Books and Irish People
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
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