[ self-sat-is-fahy-ing, self- ]

  1. effecting satisfaction to oneself.

Origin of self-satisfying

First recorded in 1665–75

Words Nearby self-satisfying Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use self-satisfying in a sentence

  • A reward, my dear, and a rich one too, for the self-satisfying part I have acted.

  • The days of Doa Angela's stay had brought her face to face with many self-satisfying little scenes of that sort.

    For the Soul of Rafael | Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Quivers of self-satisfying joy ran up my spine and relieved the frosty mental bleach of the long-delayed Polar anticipation.

    My Attainment of the Pole | Frederick A. Cook
  • There is nothing so self-satisfying as to watch trouble from a safe distance.

    The Loom of Youth | Alec Waugh