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[self-sat-is-fak-shuh n] /ˈsɛlfˌsæt ɪsˈfæk ʃən/
a usually smug satisfaction with oneself, one's achievements, etc.
Origin of self-satisfaction
1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As always, the winner receives a smug sense of self-satisfaction.
  • And they settle into an old age made comfortable by the warm glow of self-satisfaction.
  • Nowadays, many companies find younger workers too aggressive, tending more on selfishness and self-satisfaction.
  • He has an air of success and self-satisfaction, the confidence a character from one of his spy thrillers might possess.
  • The mumble of humility masks the purr of self-satisfaction.
  • The self-satisfaction of giving is its own reward, and reason enough for doing it.
Word Origin and History for self-satisfaction

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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