[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
Related formsself-con·tent·ed·ly, adverbself-con·tent·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-content

Historical Examples of self-content

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

  • 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