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self-content

[ self-kuhn-tent, self- ]

noun

  1. satisfaction with oneself; self-complacency.


adjective

  1. content with oneself; self-satisfied.

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Other Words From

  • self-con·tented·ly adverb
  • self-con·tented·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of self-content1

First recorded in 1645–55

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Example Sentences

From some cause the machinery of his self-content had possibly got out of gear; anyhow no answer came ready.

The quite self-content and the half-private character of the guilds have prevented a thorough investigation of their history.

One loses in religious exaltation but gains in beaming self-content.

"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.

But, with the above-mentioned exception, the little boy's self-content suffered but slight disturbance.

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