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self-satisfied

[self-sat-is-fahyd, self-]
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adjective
  1. feeling or showing satisfaction with oneself.

Origin of self-satisfied

First recorded in 1725–35

Synonyms

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complacent, smug, vain, puffed-up.
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  • Csar was moved by his self-satisfied piety, and began to make' noises in his nostrils.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • I understand that he's a trifle too self-satisfied to be a very popular candidate.

    Mixed Faces

    Roy Norton

  • He looked up into the blank, smiling, self-satisfied face of his wife.

  • "Rather, sir," assented the foreman, with a self-satisfied smile.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • "I thought you 'd like it," he said, with self-satisfied assurance.

    Potts's Painless Cure

    Edward Bellamy


British Dictionary definitions for self-satisfied

self-satisfied

adjective
  1. having or showing a complacent satisfaction with oneself, one's own actions, behaviour, etc
Derived Formsself-satisfaction, noun
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