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self-content

[self-kuh n-tent, self-]
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noun
  1. satisfaction with oneself; self-complacency.
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adjective
  1. content with oneself; self-satisfied.
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Also self-con·tent·ment (for def 1).

Origin of self-content

First recorded in 1645–55
Related formsself-con·tent·ed·ly, adverbself-con·tent·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-content

Historical Examples

  • "Hearty," that is what they are; it is the good side of their self-content.

    Irish Books and Irish People

    Stephen Gwynn

  • 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