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self-content

or self-contentment

[self-kuh n-tent, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈtɛnt, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
satisfaction with oneself; self-complacency.
adjective
2.
content with oneself; self-satisfied.
Origin of self-content
1645-1655
1645-55
Related forms
self-contentedly, adverb
self-contentedness, noun
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  • This was an amiable reflection and one that ministered greatly to his self-content.

    Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton
  • 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
  • From some cause the machinery of his self-content had possibly got out of gear; anyhow no answer came ready.

    There and Back George MacDonald
  • But these Frenchmen are so self-content and superficial, one never knows how they will take up anything.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald Edward FitzGerald
  • This is the law of the indwelling Reason--to be self-content and to abide in peace when what is right and just hath been done.

  • These mixed feelings ruffled the bright surface of her self-content, inflated as it was by her increasing social success.

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

  • There was, to tell the truth, even a slight shade of self-content and approbation upon his handsome countenance.

    The Perpetual Curate Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • "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.

    The Grain Of Dust David Graham Phillips
  • But, with the above-mentioned exception, the little boy's self-content suffered but slight disturbance.

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