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[self-sat-is-fahy-ing, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪ ɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/
effecting satisfaction to oneself.
Origin of self-satisfying
First recorded in 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A reward, my dear, and a rich one too, for the self-satisfying part I have acted.

  • There is nothing so self-satisfying as to watch trouble from a safe distance.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • Quivers of self-satisfying joy ran up my spine and relieved the frosty mental bleach of the long-delayed Polar anticipation.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook

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