self-satisfaction

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self-satisfaction

[self-sat-is-fak-shuhn]
noun
a usually smug satisfaction with oneself, one's achievements, etc.

Origin:
1785–95

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self-satisfied
 
adj
having or showing a complacent satisfaction with oneself, one's own actions, behaviour, etc
 
self-satis'faction
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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