self-satisfaction

[ self-sat-is-fak-shuh n ]
/ ˈsɛlfˌsæt ɪsˈfæk ʃən /

noun

a usually smug satisfaction with oneself, one's achievements, etc.

Nearby words

  1. self-righting,
  2. self-rising,
  3. self-rule,
  4. self-sacrifice,
  5. self-sacrificing,
  6. self-satisfied,
  7. self-satisfying,
  8. self-sealing,
  9. self-seeker,
  10. self-seeking

Origin of self-satisfaction

First recorded in 1785–95

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Word Origin and History for self-satisfaction

self-satisfaction

n.

1739, from self- + satisfaction. Related: Self-satisfied (1734).

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