feeling or showing satisfaction with oneself.
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How to use self-satisfied in a sentence
Urban economists, particularly those on the self-satisfied coasts, tend to envision utter hopelessness for the region.
Then they stood in front of the chalkboard, smug and self-satisfied.
Little will actually be solved other than a generation exhaling with self-satisfied relief.
“I guess I felt it to be stodgy, self-satisfied, maybe a little dull,” he confesses.The Story of How Two of America’s Greatest Anthems Were Made | Ron Hogan | November 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
So, what are self-satisfied European leaders and the forgiving bond markets overlooking?
I thought Mr. Wilmot would think great things of it—it was all wrong and self-satisfied.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
I think so, at least, by the agitation they are in and by the self-satisfied air with which they applaud their success.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
Meanwhile the bear retired to his pedestal and sat down upon it with a graceful and self-satisfied air.
There is a serene self-satisfied smirk on the marble face, which looks more like that of a woman than a man.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
The woods closed in on him again, he left the stone-breaker behind, and his face soon assumed its usual self-satisfied expression.Choice Readings for the Home Circle | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for self-satisfied
having or showing a complacent satisfaction with oneself, one's own actions, behaviour, etc
- self-satisfaction, noun
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